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Inspired by our founder

Inspired by our founder

Two members explain how Sir Peter Scott propelled them into conservation.

What COP 26 could mean for wetlands, and the world

What COP 26 could mean for wetlands, and the world

If you’re someone who cares about wetlands and keeping our planet healthy, you’ll likely have heard of the landmark COP26 summit starting on 9th November.

The many roles of a volunteer

The many roles of a volunteer

Jeanie Money and Abi Mackay each pick a highlight of their much appreciated support for WWT.

Saving curlews

Saving curlews

Mary Colwell on what drove her to fight for one of the UK’s most endangered birds.

Using ground-breaking technologies to show how biodiverse wetlands can be

Using ground-breaking technologies to show how biodiverse wetlands can be

WWT’s Laura Weldon, talks citizen science and the new technology that’s helping us monitor our more elusive wetland wildlife, why she champions our less cuddly wetland animals and how despite everything, she’s still hopeful for the future.

Why the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands matters more than ever

Why the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands matters more than ever

Today Ramsar wetlands cover more than 2.5 million square kilometres around the world – but how did the largest network of protected areas start?

Fall for autumn on our wetlands

Fall for autumn on our wetlands

As the days begin to shorten and the blackberries begin to ripen, a feeling of rest descends over the countryside. The busyness of the spring and summer is over and the natural world is beginning to think about rest and recuperation.

Ten fascinating facts about WWT founder Sir Peter Scott

Ten fascinating facts about WWT founder Sir Peter Scott

Discover the fascinating story of Sir Peter Scott's life and learn about some of his more unusual achievements and passions, from his interest with the Loch Ness monster to the fish that shares his name.

Why WWT Slimbridge is called the birthplace of modern conservation

Why WWT Slimbridge is called the birthplace of modern conservation

On a bright December morning in 1945 two men watched a large flock of geese feeding on the banks of the river Severn in Gloucestershire. As they watched they noticed that the flock contained several different species of geese.

Birds beat home comforts

Birds beat home comforts

Russian ornithologist Anna Belousova was a member of expedition teams roughing it to study Bewick’s swans on the north Russian tundra.

Inspiring the next generation

Inspiring the next generation

WWT Learning Managers Joanne Newbury and Chris Whitehead treat us to their infectious enthusiasm.

An emergency and an opportunity: a message from WWT's chair

An emergency and an opportunity: a message from WWT's chair

WWT's Chair, Barnaby Briggs, reflects on his first experience at WWT Slimbridge and the last 75 years, and looks forward to the future of the charity.

Inspired by ducks

Inspired by ducks

Hannah Lane’s childhood visit to WWT Slimbridge has led to a lifetime as a conservation volunteer.

Finding the spark

Finding the spark

Discover how a TV programme about WWT fired Angela Hewitt to set up a nature reserve of her own.

More indoor and outdoor nature-themed family activities to try during the school holidays

More indoor and outdoor nature-themed family activities to try during the school holidays

The summer holidays are reaching their end, and come rain or shine you might be looking to nature to keep your young adventurers entertained. Running out of ideas? Your local wetland is the perfect playground.