Naturenet: The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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The Wildfowlhe Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is a charity working to save wetlands for wildlife and people. It has a particular emphasis on birds.

Founded by the artist and naturalist the late Sir Peter Scott, in 1946 on the banks of the River Severn in Gloucestershire, Sir Peter believed in bringing wildlife and people together for the benefit of both. Today, WWT runs nine Centres around the UK, including one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each is different, but all are important for wetland wildlife. The WWT usually provides a very visitor-friendly environment, often bringing the visitor right into the areas where the birds are. Unlike some other organisations, the WWT centres are not reluctant to intervene and manipulate birds for the visitors, with floodlit shows and regular, large-scale feeding of wild birds.

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust official website.

Website of the latest addition to the WWT centres, The Wetland Centre (London)