Alex Hughes in Lili, Suzhou, by Mr Feng

Alex Hughes

Project Manager, International Engagement, WWT

Your first contact for wetland centre consultancy! Alex has been designing learning programmes, engagement, and interpretation plans for nearly a decade. 

She has project-managed citizen science, visitor centre renovation and sustainability improvements.

Alex is on the Reptile and Amphibian Working Group for the British Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) as an Education Coordinator.


MSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Hartpury College, University of West England, UK. 

BSc Biology and Animal Behaviour. University of Exeter, UK. 

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Chris Rostron

International Engagement Manager

Fifteen years leading Wetland Link International means Chris has a encyclopedic knowledge of wetland visitor centres and education around the world. He is the go-to person for CEPA advice in international agreements including the Convention on Wetlands, the East Asia-Australasian Flyway Partnership, and the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement.

Chris also leads the development of WWT's new Wetland Learning Hub


Native English speaker. Good French. Intermediate Spanish. Basic Chinese.


European Masters in Environment Management, EAEME (European Association for Environmental Management Education), 1996.
B.Sc. (Hons) IIi, Biology with European Studies, Sussex University, 1992.
Certificate in Management, Hatfield University, 2006.

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Connor Walsh in Yancheng with binoculars

Connor Walsh

International Engagement Officer

Connor looks after communications for Wetland Link International and the World Wetland Network. Your point of contact for membership of those networks, and can point you to case studies and resources.  


Native English speaker. A2 French, German. Intermediate Mandarin. Basic Dutch.


MSc Conservation Science, Imperial College London, 2016.

BA Chinese, SOAS, 2002.

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What is CEPA?

Communications, Capacity Building, Education, Participation, Awareness. Everything from a wetland visitor centre and its contents, to community workshops.