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Dredging up Trouble: Government urged to resist playing politics over[...]

Posted on 21st October 2014 by WWT

The Government has been warned that potentially environmentally damaging dredging must not be prioritised over other proven flood-prevention measures in this year's Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014. In a new report [...]

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Student placements up for grabs

Posted on 20th October 2014 by WWT

We have a number of full-time, one-year placement positions on the reserves management team directly targeted at student's currently on undergraduate degree courses. A sandwich year sits between years two and three of a [...]

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Don't miss nature's most 'incredible journeys' this Autumn

Posted on 20th October 2014 by WWT Welney

Get closer to the action with wild bird feeds and special events Every year as the seasons change and the leaves turn red and yellow, animals are saving up their strength for one of the greatest spectacles of the natural[...]

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New report reveals scale of declines of UK migratory birds wintering [...]

Posted on 16th October 2014 by WWT

The migration of millions of birds across the face of the planet is one of nature's greatest annual events. Every spring some species move north, while every autumn those same species move south, very often linking [...]

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British wetlands invaded by dangerous mussel

Posted on 8th October 2014 by WWT

Britain's wetlands have been invaded by a mussel that in the US is threatening to bring the Hoover dam to a standstill and cut off water to Las Vegas. It was recently identified by UK scientists as the number one …[...]

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Record breaking 45,800 pink-footed geese arrive at Lancashire reserve[...]

Posted on 2nd October 2014 by WWT

A record number of 45,800 migratory pink-footed geese has arrived at Lancashire's WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre according to counts earlier  today. This beats the previous record number of 36,000 in 2010. Over the next [...]

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Less than a quarter of freshwater wildlife has survived since the [...]

Posted on 30th September 2014 by WWT

Wildlife that relies on freshwater like wetlands has suffered almost twice the loss of land and marine species. Overall, global wildlife populations have halved in the last 40 years, according to the WWF Living Planet [...]

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SuDS, not duds: don't water down rules on floods

Posted on 30th September 2014 by WWT

Floods will continue to ruin people's livelihoods if the Government waters down rules on SuDS. Natural rain absorbing features known as SuDS hit the news earlier this year as one solution to the devastating flooding that [...]

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Nature's most incredible journeys, right on our doorstep

Posted on 24th September 2014 by WWT

Nature lovers often say autumn is their favourite season, and it's no surprise, as the magic of migration is an unforgettable experience. Luckily for some, you don't have to travel far to see one of the greatest [...]

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