Projects

Our conservation projects strengthen the link between wetlands, wildlife and people, in the UK and beyond. Find out more about what we do.

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Baer's pochard conservation

Baer's pochard conservation

Baer’s pochard came into sharp focus in 2012 when it was listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. It has undergone a rapid decline, pushing this duck to the edge of extinction. Urgent action is needed within China to address the critical threats...

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Black-tailed Godwits

Black-tailed Godwits

Black-tailed godwits’ main historic threat has been the draining of wetland habitat to provide land to grow food for humans. Now flooding and predation are also causing issues. Through Project Godwit we aim to protect the breeding population in the UK...

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Cambodia's wetland communities

Cambodia's wetland communities

Cambodia is one of the world’s most wetland-dependent countries, but large areas are being destroyed to support its fast-growing economy. We are supporting local communities and governments to look after their wetlands and their wildlife. ...

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Creating Steart Marshes

Creating Steart Marshes

Wetlands can be an invaluable natural tool against the impact of climate change and biodiversity loss. WWT's work at Steart Marshes proves you can protect homes and businesses from flooding using wetland technology that works with nature, not against it...

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Eurasian curlew recovery

Eurasian curlew recovery

The curlew is now regarded as the most pressing bird conservation priority in the UK, where we hold a quarter of the world’s population. We aim to slow its decline through headstarting, research and community engagement. ...

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Greenland white-fronted geese monitoring

Greenland white-fronted geese monitoring

State of the art technology and a long tradition of monitoring is helping WWT conservationists uncover the challenges the Greenland white-fronted goose is facing. We worked with expert partners to gather information and make an action plan...

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Inspiring Generations

Inspiring Generations

Inspiring Generations was a three-year learning engagement project from WWT and HSBC. The aim was to inspire a new generation of wetland guardians, providing free school visits for over 75,000 children from disadvantaged backgrounds. ...

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Madagascar: restoring Lake Sofia

Madagascar: restoring Lake Sofia

It’s estimated that 60 percent of Madagascar's wetlands have been lost in the last 60 years. We’re working with communities to develop sustainable ways of managing their natural environment, to benefit both wildlife and people...

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