A Blue Recovery

Wetlands teem with biodiversity. They are a large part of our natural infrastructure, providing essential protection against climate change, floods, droughts and pollution. They are also vital for our health and wellbeing.

Unfortunately, issues including unsustainable development, pollution, the worsening impacts of climate change mean we are still losing wetlands and many of those that remain are in poor condition.

These super-powered ecosystems are essential not only for wildlife (and Government pledges to restore nature) but for people too. The prosperity and resilience of communities and businesses across the country depends upon healthy, functioning wetlands.

WWT’s manifesto asks

Political parties have an opportunity to unlock the power of wetlands by committing to some key policies ahead of the general election.

Here's how

UK Wetlands Strategy

We are calling for greater efforts to protect wetlands via the development of a UK Wetlands Strategy. This is one of our manifesto asks, but download our proposal for more details.


Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about WWT’s plans for a Blue Recovery we’d love to talk to you. Please get in touch with the Policy and Advocacy team at advocacy@wwt.org.uk.