Encyclopedia > Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

  Article Content

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is a wildfowl and wetland conservation charity in the United Kingdom and the largest international wetland conservation charity. Its patron is Queen Elizabeth II.

It was founded in 1946 by the naturalist and artist Sir Peter Scott, initially as the Severn Wildfowl Trust. It has over 100,000 members and nine reserves with visitor centres, together covering over 2000 hectares which support over 150,000 birds and receive over one million visitors per year. The sites include seven SSSIs (site of Special Scientific Interest), five SPAs (Special Protection Area) and five Ramsar sites[?].

See also: Conservation in the United Kingdom, List of Conservation topics, Ramsar Convention, Wetlands International[?]

External link

[WWT - http://www.wwt.org.uk]



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
East Islip, New York

... present, and 18.5% are non-families. 15.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 45.1 ms