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Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Overview

  • 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.

About Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust logo

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, an international charity with headquarters in England, aims at preserving the waterfowl and wetlands.

The main goal of the trust is to conserve wildfowl habitats. This is done through work with local governments, landowners, farmers, water companies, developing countries, and conservation charities.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Webpage

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust was founded in 1946 by Sir Peter Scott. It is a conservation charity that encompasses both wild waterfowl 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.

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Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s Mission

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust vision

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is a nature conservation charity that protects the world’s wetlands and coastal habitats.

The trust aims to protect wetlands, coastal habitats, and other important natural areas around the world. From humble beginnings, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust has grown into one of the UK’s largest charities with 20 sites looking after over 200 species globally.

The organization’s success relies on our ability to grow financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporate supporters worldwide who are committed to protecting wildlife for future generations.

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust relies on the generosity of people like you to protect the world’s wetlands and coastal habitats. Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 206890) with a sister organization, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust International, registered in Guernsey as a non-profit association (no. 229).

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The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust works to protect wetlands and their wildlife through awareness and education and identify and counteracting threats to the future survival of the ecosystems and species.

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Llanelli National Wetlands Centre

Llanelli wetland centre webpage

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 center is mainly used by both research teams, local communities, 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 is an organization that saves wetlands and 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 center 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).

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How many WWT Wetland Centres are in the UK?

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust has ten dedicated wetland centers in the UK. The organization is a British charity set up to save wetlands and promote wetland wildlife. Established in 1946, WWT has over one million supporters and runs over forty sites with thousands of volunteers across the UK.

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust manages:  – The trust is the leading Wild Bird Conservation Charity, saving our birds for future generations.

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How do you use WWT vouchers?

One Black-tailed godwits flying

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is a leading international conservation charity that protects wetlands, which are habitats for birds, animals, and plants. In order to support their work, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust does need help from the public – they have a number of ways you can support them through donations or fundraising.

One way Wildfowl and Wetlands trust ask for your help is by purchasing “Little Experience Vouchers” – £20.00 vouchers to use on a range of things such as educational visits, workshops, or classes – it’s your choice!

Each Wildfowl & Wetland voucher is worth £20 so they can be used in a range of ways: – Educational Visits (including behind-the-scenes tours, school visits, and education packs)

  • Wildfowl Drawing Lesson – The Wildfowl School of Painting is run by Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s artists.
  • Wildfowl Experiences (including one-day experience, two-day experiences, and RSPB annual membership)
  • Gifts – why not buy Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Wildfowl Christmas cards or Wildfowl calendars? The organization has a list of other great gift ideas for you to choose from
  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Wildcard – A Wildcard gives free entrance the same day it is used at over 100 RSPB nature reserves across the UK and Ireland; Wildcards can be used by the Wildcard holder and up to 3 accompanying adults. Wildcard holders can also make use of free family activities such as children’s craft sessions, nature rambles, and feeder watch evenings run by RSPB staff at Wildcard sites.

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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.

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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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