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Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

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 committed to the protection of wetlands and all that depend on them for survival. WWT's purpose is to save wetlands and their wildlife and raise awareness of the issues that affect their survival. WWT aims to enhance people’s lives through learning about and being close to nature, and inspiring them to help WWT’s conservation work worldwide. WWT's vision is a worldwide network of healthy, productive wetlands, where a rich variety of wildlife can live and breed safely, and ensure people’s lives are enriched by learning about and being close to nature.

Projects

1. Managing Wetlands for Sustainable Livelihoods at Koshi Tappu, Nepal: assisting local communities around Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in managing wetlands sustainably, obtaining sufficient livelihoods without compromising ecological integrity of the buffer zone and wildlife reserve.
2. Sustainable Management of the Rupununi: Linking People, Wildlife and Environment: building capacity for effective management of the Iwokrama Forest and Rupununi Wetlands and Savannas of Guyana, through training and the development of sustainable ecosystem management plans.
3. WATER (Waste Water Treatment for Effective Restoration of That Luang Marsh): providing guidance on how ecosystem functions of That Luang Marsh, Vientiane City, Lao PDR can be maximised for the benefit of people and wildlife.
4. Establishing sustainable management at key wetlands for Sarus Crane in the Cambodian Lower Mekong: strengthening conservation management of two key wetlands by building local support and investigating long term financing mechanisms.

Contacts
Type of organisation: 
Conservation organisation
Location: 
United Kingdom
Contacts: 

Seb Buckton, Community Wetlands Programme Manager
E-mail: Seb.buckton@wwt.org.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1453 891259

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire GL2 7BT, UK
Phone: +44(0) 1453 891900, Fax: +44(0) 1453 890827