More than 40% of the worlds species live in wetlands which cover less than 1% of the surface (Wildlife Trusts, 2002). Wetlands are often fascinating places, teaming with a varied and abundant wildlife including uniquely adapted mammals, reptiles, crustaceans, insects, plants, invertebrates and fish. Many wetland species have special adaptations to wetland life such as the otters webbed feet. Wetland species are often sensitive to changes that occur in aquatic environments such as pollution, flooding, drought and fragmentation.
SORP works to protect key species and habitats which are indicators of how healthy our wetlands are. Explore this section to find out more about wetland wildlife.