It was founded in 1946 by the ornithologist and artist Sir Peter Scott, initially as the Severn Wildfowl Trust. It has over 130,000 members and nine reserves with visitor centres, together covering over 20 km² 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 Areas) and five Ramsar sites.
NATURE'S SWANSONG; EVERY Winter the UK Is Invaded by Wild Swans Flocking in a Noisy Cacophony from the North. and for Years the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Has Been Watching and Researching These Beautiful Arctic Birds. Environment Reporter MARY GRIFFIN Reports Sponsored by Hilltop Garden Centre Our W Rld
Jan 03, 2012; Byline: MARY GRIFFIN THOUSANDS of swans can be found in our meres, marshes and farmland. But unlike the semi-tame birds that...