WWT Caerlaverock

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WWT Caerlaverock is one of nine reserves of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the United Kingdom (founded by Sir Peter Scott).

It covers an 1400 acre (6 km²) site at Eastpark Farm, to the north of the Solway Firth and to the south of Dumfries. It is a wild nature reserve with a network of screened approaches and several observation towers. There is a visitor centre and farmhouse accommodation.

Almost the entire Svalbard population of Barnacle Goose (ca. 24,000) overwinters at Caerlaverock.

In January 2002, a new education centre was officially opened by King Harald V of Norway.

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