Leading organisations come together with WWT to help create 100,000 hectares of healthy wetlands across the UK - Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

On Friday 4 March, his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, met a group of leading organisations working with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) on a new initiative to help fight the climate, nature and wellbeing crisis by creating networks of healthy wetlands across the UK.

The Blue Recovery Leaders Group inaugural meeting at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire, was chaired by chair of Natural England, Tony Juniper, and attended by representatives from sectors including housing, water, charity, engineering, banking and landowners. WWT’s incoming chief executive, Sarah Fowler, also attended the event.

HRH The Prince of Wales, who last year launched the Terra Carta initiative, was introduced to the group’s members and took part in discussions. HRH The Prince of Wales, WWT’s Patron, will continue to follow the progress of the Blue Recovery Leaders Group as it evolves.

The members of the Blue Recovery Leaders Group:

All members of the group have an interest in creating wetlands to help meet the objectives of their own organisations, and will work together to identify, develop and deliver pioneering projects that help WWT reach its Blue Recovery goal of creating 100,000 hectares of new and restored wetlands across the country.

Members have all signed a “statement of intent” which commits them to exploring ways to work together to help create the network of wetlands.

Tony Juniper, chair of Natural England, said: “By signing the statement, the business leaders are saying that yes, they want to be part of this – they want to be part of WWT’s incredibly important efforts to create more wetlands in this country."

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Posted On: 07/03/2022

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