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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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'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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