WWT National Wetlands CentreWWT National Wetlands Centre
is one of nine wetland
reserves managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
, a nature conservation charity
. The 500 acre reserve is situated one mile east of Llanelli
and five miles north of Swansea
in south Wales
, on the eastern side of Carmarthen
Bay, and part of the Burry Inlet estuary
which is an SSSI
(Site of Special Scientific Interest
), an SPA
(Special Protection Area
), and a Ramsar Site.
One of the endangered species protected at the centre is the Little Egret. In winter, more than 60,000 birds return here to overwinter.