Discover wetlands

Wetlands are wonderfully diverse places for wildlife, and essential for people. Learn more about the species that call them home, and how you can help protect this threatened habitat.

The wonder of wetlands

Teeming with biodiversity, wetlands are found all over the world from the mightiest delta to the humblest pond. The conservation of wetlands is crucial as they are useful for people and wildlife, yet they are seriously threatened.

Threats to wetlands

From invasive species and pollution, to drainage, development and climate change, wetlands are under pressure like never before.

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Wetlands are vital for life on earth. But what are they and why are they so important?

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Wetland habitats

From the humble garden pond to the mighty Amazon delta, the beauty and diversity of wetlands is staggering.

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Benefits of wetlands

Wetlands are amazing. They clean our water, protect us from flooding, provide homes for wildlife and people and boost our health and wellbeing.

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From tips on snapping the perfect wildlife photo, to advice on creating wildlife friendly gardens, our blogs are bursting with fascinating wetland facts and inspirational ideas.

Explore wetlands

Wetlands have so much to offer us and there’s so much we can do to support them. Discover more about these fascinating places and the wildlife that call them home.

Gardening for wetlands

Ponds, streams and even your drainpipe can all be vital wetland habitats. They’re an easy and inexpensive way to bring benefits to communities and wildlife.

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Home learning and family fun

Our expert learning team have created some fantastic learning resources that you can do at home with family members of all ages.

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Wetlands and wellbeing

We already know that spending time in nature makes us feel good. And there’s now a growing body of evidence that shows it does much more than that.

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Wetland friendly living

Not sure how you can make a difference? Our guide to wetland friendly living is full of little things you can do that help keep our wetlands healthy.

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Be at the heart of the action with our quarterly magazine. We’ll take you behind the scenes and uncover the fascinating stories of how WWT scientists are protecting some of the world’s most threatened species. Closer to home, you’ll be the first to hear about our exciting events and new exhibits at our centres.

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