WWT works with others across the world to monitor, research, create and restore wetlands and the wildlife that depends on them. Wetlands and their ecosystems cover a global area one third larger than the USA and one half larger than Brazil. Half of the world’s wetlands have already been lost over the last century and this is increasing. WWT is committed to saving these essential ecosystems and their wildlife. WWT engages and inspires people, governments and businesses to take direct action to save wetlands and their wildlife and provides the tools that enable them to do so. We also encourage the creation of wetland centres around the world, inspired by our example. Our wetland centres have welcomed over twenty million people over the years, introducing children and adults alike to the wonders of wetland wildlife from all over the world and the habitats they live in.