Landscape is.Barnes Wetland, London

April 3, 2007 at 5:51 pm (First Sight)

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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 the only 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.

Their purpose

To save wetlands and their wildlife and raise awareness of the issues that affect their survival. To enhance people’s lives through learning about and being close to nature and inspiring them to help WWT’s conservation work worldwide.

“What WWT has achieved, matches I think, Peter Scott’s ambition for it and is an astonishing achievement….it has spread its message around the world. David Attenborough”

Their vision

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.

Barnes wetland London

The 43 hectare London Wetland Centre is the best urban site in Europe to watch wildlife, an international award winning visitor attraction and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

A great day out

Located on the banks of the River Thames in Barnes, Southwest London the centre is home to rare and beautiful wildlife including Bitterns, Kingfishers and a colony of endangered Water voles. The spectacular 43 hectare reserve also features:

  • Impressive visitor centre with restaurant, gift shop and cinema
  • ‘Bird Airport’ viewing observatory and 6 wildlife hides
  • Explore adventure area for children
  • Interactive Discovery Centre

it was an exciting way to learn more about this spectacular 43 hectare wetland haven which had various types of bird speicies.

  • Teal
  • Coot
  • Moorhen
  • Cormorant
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Little Grebe
  • Mute Swan
  • Canada Goose
  • Pintail
  • Wigeon 

source:http://www.wwt.org.uk/centre/119/visit/wetlandcentre/.html

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