Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
The WWT was founded in 1946 by the ornithologist and artist Sir Peter Scott, initially as the Severn Wildfowl Trust. It 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
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.
As of December 2012[update], the Trust's Chief Executive is Martin Spray, formerly Acting Chief Executive Officer of The Wildlife Trusts. In December 2012, he was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours "for services to Nature Conservation".
- Conservation in the United Kingdom
- List of Conservation topics
- Malcolm Ogilvie
- Ramsar Convention
- Wetlands International
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.|
|This article about an environmental organization is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about an organisation in the United Kingdom is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|