- Location: 9 nature reserves in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
- Founded: 1946 by Sir Peter Scott.
- Species: Barnacle Goose, Bewick’s Swan, Brazilian Merganser, Common Crane, Common Scoter, Greenland White-fronted Goose, Greylag Goose, Madagascar Pochard, Red-breasted Goose, Scaly-sided Merganser, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Tadpole Shrimp, Water Vole and Whooper Swan.
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About Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, an international charity with headquarters in England, aims at preserving the waterfowls and wetlands.
The main goal for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is to conserve wildfowl habitats. This is done through work with local governments, landowners, farmers, water companies, developing countries and conservation charities.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust was founded in 1946 by Sir Peter Scott. It is a conservation charity that encompasses both wild waterfowls and wild shores. The foundation helps to conserve not only the natural habitat but also wildlife in need of help from both present-day humans and historically as well through preservation efforts.
Llanelli National Wetlands Centre
Llanelli National Wetlands Centre is situated in the western part of Wales. This site offers an opportunity to observe migratory, non-migratory and resident ducks. The centre is mainly used by both research teams and families who want to learn more about wildfowl behavior.
A BBC article quotes Sir Peter Scott talking about the wild waterfowl of planet Earth. “Many people don’t understand anything about these waterfowls,” he said, noting how they had existed on earth for millions of years while being overshadowed by other animals.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust works with local governments, landowners and others to protect waterfowl habitats. This is done through awareness of wildfowls’ threats and countering them before they destroy the ecosystems.
The centre operates throughout the year but only opens for half a day on weekdays from 1 pm-4 pm. Entry costs £9 (adult), £6 (child) or free (5 years or under).
How to help
You can help the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in their work to protect a wide range of wildlife and wetlands across the world by placing a contribution on their website.
How much is a membership?
It costs $60.00 for a student membership, $100.00 for an Individual membership and $500.00 for a corporate membership.
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