WWT Arundel

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WWT Arundel
Arundel WWT.JPG
Lake and visitor centre at the reserve
WWT Arundel is located in West Sussex
WWT Arundel
TypeNature reserve
LocationArundel
Coordinates50°51′45.6″N 0°33′5.9″W / 50.862667°N 0.551639°W / 50.862667; -0.551639Coordinates: 50°51′45.6″N 0°33′5.9″W / 50.862667°N 0.551639°W / 50.862667; -0.551639
AreaWest Sussex
CreatedNovember 1976
Operated byWildfowl and Wetlands Trust

WWT Arundel is one of nine wildfowl and wetland nature reserves managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, a nature conservation charity in the United Kingdom. The 60 acres (24 ha) reserve is situated at the foot of the Offham Hangar, a part of the Arun valley in Arundel, West Sussex, England.

One of the endangered species protected at the centre is the Hawaiian goose, or nēnē, the rarest goose in the world, and state bird of Hawaii. Many species of duck, goose and swan can be seen at the reserve.

The centre provides a variety of habitats from around the world for its various 'residents' such as its re-creation of Mývatn, a volcanic lake in Iceland.

With hand feeding and hides situated all over the centre, visitors can get close to many of the ducks. These features, as well as the large number of habitats and different species, are common in WWT centres.

Species[edit]

Species from other countries are not wild.

Captive[edit]

Wild[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. "Common Scoter - Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust". Retrieved 16 September 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. "Red-breasted Goose - Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust". Retrieved 16 September 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. "Wildlife Sightings: 15 September 2008". Retrieved 16 September 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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