Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Charity information

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

The UK's leading wetland conservation charity with nine UK wetland centres and an international programme of conservation work

Founded 1946

  • Mission statement

    The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a leading UK conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world.

    Founded in 1946 by the naturalist and artist, the late Sir Peter Scott, WWT is a leading UK charity with a national network of nine specialist wetland visitor centres. With over 60 years' experience of wetland conservation, WWT is committed to the protection of wetlands and all that depend on them for survival.

    Our conservation work includes high profile projects to save the Madagascar pochard and spoon-billed sandpiper from extinction and reintroduce the Eurasian crane to the Somerset Levels. We also manage 2,600 hectares of important wetland habitat at our nine UK centres, which are home to c150,000 wintering waterbirds each year. Around a million people visit our centres annually, including 50,000 schoolchildren, for a chance to get close to wetlands and learn about conservation.

  • Aims

    Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust aims to:

    • To save wetlands and their wildlife and raise awareness of the issues that affect their survival.
    • To enhance people‚Äôs lives by enabling them to learn about and be close to nature and inspiring them to support WWT's conservation work.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1946

    Registered Charity Number: 1030884

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 361

    Volunteers: 743

    Phone number: 01453 891 900

    Address: WWT Slimbridge Glos GL2 7BT

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