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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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Madagascar's wetlands

Madagascar's wetlands

Madagascar's wetlands are extremely biodiverse, but in sharp decline - they've lost over 60% of their wetlands since 1960. We're working with the local communities and government in Madagascar so they can protect and restore their remaining wetlands...

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Monitoring Bewick's swans

Monitoring Bewick's swans

Every year, Bewick's swans make a dangerous migration, facing threats of habitat loss, illegal hunting and ingesting lead ammunition. WWT are monitoring Bewick's swans along the flyway to learn more about why they're declining, and how to stop it...

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Natural Flood Management

Natural Flood Management

Wetlands aren't just great for wildlife and people to enjoy, they also serve an essential purpose as part of nature’s flood defence system. Natural Flood Management (NFM) is all about using natural processes to combat flooding...

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Protecting Myanmar's pristine wetlands

Protecting Myanmar's pristine wetlands

Protecting Myanmar's pristine wetlands Myanmar’s untouched wetlands are biodiversity hotspots, but their ecosystems are under pressure from human influences at a key stage in the country’s development. Introduction The se...

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Reconnecting the Severn Vale for migratory fish

Reconnecting the Severn Vale for migratory fish

The Severn is one of the most important rivers in Britain for migratory fish, but much of it is in bad condition. We're working to remove barriers and improve water quality and levels in the Severn Vale. ...

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Reintroducing common cranes

Reintroducing common cranes

The common crane is a tall bird, extinct here in Britain for 400 years. When a few began to recolonise Britain, WWT's expertise at restoring waterbird populations allowed us to hatch a daring plan to reintroduce them for good. ...

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Restoring lost farmland ponds

Restoring lost farmland ponds

Farmland ponds are important habitat for wetland wildlife in the agricultural landscape. WWT are working to increase the number of ponds in farmland by helping landowners to restore existing overgrown ponds and create new ones...

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Saving the Madagascar pochard

Saving the Madagascar pochard

Madagascar pochards are diving ducks. They are critically endangered. They spend almost all of their time on water and crucially, they feed underwater. This means wetland health and suitability is key to their existence...

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