We chose 100,000 hectares of wetlands because it was recommended to the government by its own advisers as a large enough area to make a real difference to deliver the goals of the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.
100,000 hectares sounds like a lot, and it is – it’s an area three times the size of the Isle of Wight.
But it’s a credible figure, and achievable, with your help. By demonstrating your support, we can urge the UK government to prioritise and invest in more wetlands – which is a vital step to achieving our goal.
We urge the UK government to get behind WWT’s Wetlands Can! campaign by providing the information, plans and funding needed to create 100K ha of wetlands to build a ‘Blue Recovery’ from the current climate, nature and wellbeing crises.