User:Guppie101/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 Wetlands 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.

It was founded in 1947 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 Ramsar sites.

WWT also operates a consultancy business 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.

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Category:1946 establishments Category:Ornithology in the United Kingdom Category:Environmental organisations based in the United Kingdom Category:Animal charities based in the United Kingdom Category:Ornithological organizations * Category:Wetlands organizations Category:Charities based in Gloucestershire