WWT Welney Wetland Centre brought to life in series of films

PUBLISHED: 15:22 28 May 2015 | UPDATED: 15:22 28 May 2015

A hare at WWT Welney Wetland Centre. Picture: Adam Finch.

A hare at WWT Welney Wetland Centre. Picture: Adam Finch.

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Volunteers and staff at the WWT Welney Wetland Centre have captured the spectacular Ouse Washes Landscape, and the fascinating creatures which inhabit it, in a series of short films.

A moth at Welney Wetland Centre. Picture: Bob Ellis. A moth at Welney Wetland Centre. Picture: Bob Ellis.

The first two films, created by the Great Ouse Wetland Project, feature moths and hares.

The project has been made possible with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the support of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme (OWLP).

Adam Finch, media production officer, said: “This week will mark the half way point in our journey to capture life on the Great Ouse Wetlands.

“It’s been a fantastic year so far and our talented team of 30 media production volunteers have been busy documenting the beautiful diversity of wetland species we have here in the region; with over 750 hours donated.

“Our hope is that the project will continue to facilitate engagement with our conservation efforts in a new innovative way, reaching new audiences and raising awareness of the fantastic work WWT does here at Welney whilst celebrating the beautiful wildlife it supports.”

Mark Nokkert, OWLP programme manager, said: “The WWT’s Great Ouse Wetland project is one of the key projects of the 25 delivered by the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership.

“WWT Welney Wetland Centre have provided tens of volunteers with in-depth training in wildlife filming and editing and are doing an excellent job of getting local people actively involved with the rich, internationally significant biodiversity of the Great Ouse Wetland.

“The project is also reaching the wider partnership’s ambitions of encouraging a sense of pride in people’s environment, and creating a host of fascinating films showcasing why the Ouse Washes Landscape is worth visiting as a tourist destination.”

To find out more about the Great Ouse Wetland project and to watch the films created so far go to wwt.org.uk/gow.

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