This area provides access to the Wetland Vision maps that illustrate how fragemented and threatened wetlands are today and just how extensive they once were. We show, at a national scale, where freshwater wetlands could potentially be restored and created to protect and enhance wildlife, to preserve our wetland heritage and to deliver valuable services to society.

Other maps within the toolkit show areas where a range of different habitat types could be sustained. These maps are one tool to help make choices about where new wetlands could be most effective and desirable. These, together with more detailed local information on opportunities and constraints, should be a powerful tool for those initiating wetland projects.

Our past, present and future wetlands
Managing Wetland Heritage - Maps and Advice

For the full set of Wetland Vision maps and reports, see our Downloads page.