Looking across to the main buildings and Sloane Observation Tower of the WWT Headquarters at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.
Sheltered Lagoon at the London Wetland Centre
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a wildfowl and wetland conservation charity in the United Kingdom. Its patron is Queen Elizabeth II.
History [ edit ]
This section requires expansion. (December 2013)
The WWT was founded in 1946 by the
ornithologist and artist Sir Peter Scott as the Severn Wildfowl Trust.
Nature reserves [ edit ]
The WWT has over 200,000 members and nine reserves with visitor centres, together covering over 20 km² which support over 150,000 birds and receive over one million visitors per year. The sites include seven SSSIs (
site of Special Scientific Interest), five SPAs ( Special Protection Areas) and five of them are also Ramsar sites.
WWT Arundel, West Sussex
WWT Caerlaverock, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (the only centre with accommodation)
WWT Castle Espie, County Down, Northern Ireland
WWT London Wetland Centre
WWT Llanelli Wetlands Centre, Carmarthenshire, Wales
WWT Martin Mere, Lancashire
WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
WWT Washington, Tyne and Wear
WWT Welney, Norfolk
Consultancy [ edit ]
WWT also operates a consultancy business called WWT Consulting that provides external clients with a comprehensive range of wetland services. These include: ecological survey and assessment; habitat design and management; visitor centre planning and design; and wetland treatment systems.
Organisation [ edit ]
As of December 2012
Martin Spray. In December 2012, he was appointed [1 ] CBE. [1 ] [2 ]
, the Trust's chief executive is
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