Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

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Looking across to the main buildings and Sloane Observation Tower of the WWT Headquarters at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.
Statue of Sir Peter Scott at WWT London Wetland Centre
Sheltered Lagoon at the London Wetland Centre

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a wildfowl and wetland conservation charity in the United Kingdom. Its patron is Queen Elizabeth II.


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 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, the Trust's chief executive is Martin Spray.[1] In December 2012, he was appointed CBE.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Avery, Mark (2012-12-30). "Congratulations to Martin Spray". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 9. 29 December 2012.

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