Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
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The WWT was founded in 1946 by the ornithologist and artist Sir Peter Scott as the Severn Wildfowl Trust. The WWT was instrumental in saving the nēnē from the brink of extinction in the 1950s.
The WWT has over 200,000 members and nine reserves with visitor centres. Together these cover over 20 km², and support over 150,000 birds. They receive over one million visitors per year. The reserves include seven SSSIs (site of Special Scientific Interest), five SPAs (Special Protection Areas) and five 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.
- Conservation in the United Kingdom
- List of Conservation topics
- Malcolm Ogilvie
- Ramsar Convention
- Wetlands International
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- Charity Commission. Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, registered charity no. 1030884.
- "Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Registered Charity no. SC039410". Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
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