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News for July 2011

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Rare flamingo hatch shines spotlight on threat to wild population

Posted on 22nd July 2011 by WWT

Staff at WWT were overjoyed as the second lesser flamingo ever bred by them in captivity hatched this week. But the mood was tempered by news that three quarters of the wild population in Africa is threatened by [...]

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New wetland created by WWT partner Glengoyne

Posted on 14th July 2011 by WWT

WWT has attended the opening of a brand new wetlands area created by corporate partner Glengoyne Highland Single Malt, which will help with processing distillery waste and make the area a haven for wildlife. Glengoyne [...]

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Launch of WWT’s 2011-2012 Photography Competition in celebration of[...]

Posted on 13th July 2011 by WWT

1 September 2011 will see the return of WWT’s popular Photography Competition. The 2011-2012 competition is being held in celebration of the Scott Antarctic Expedition Centenary and offers an amazing first prize of a [...]

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First spoon-billed sandpiper chicks hatch in captivity

Posted on 12th July 2011 by WWT

The first critically endangered spoon-blled sandpiper to hatch in captivity in the world was always going to be a spectacular sight, but when a Heritage Expeditions boat docked in Anadyr last night not one, not two, but [...]

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Somerset's got wetland talent! Yatton councillor wins WWT's Marsh [...]

Posted on 5th July 2011 by WWT

At a special wetland conference this week, Councillor Tony Moulin received the Marsh Award for Wetland Conservation and a prize of £1,000. WWT gives the Marsh Award to recognise the good work and talent of people who [...]

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Wetland loss threatens wildlife and people, leading conservationists [...]

Posted on 5th July 2011 by WWT

More wetlands need to be created across the UK to safeguard wildlife and human health and prosperity, according to leading experts. Nearly one hundred of the country’s top wetland conservation scientists met last week [...]

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Somerset’s Got Wetland Talent

Posted on 1st July 2011 by WWT

Yatton councillor wins £1,000 for his work at the Strawberry Line and Biddle Street SSSI Jo Winyard of the Marsh Christian Trust presents Tony Moulin with The Marsh Award for Wetland Conservation, L-R: Faith Moulin, Tony[...]

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Billy the bruiser rules the roost

Posted on 1st July 2011 by WWT

Little Billy the bruiser rules the roost A small crane, who makes slugs and worms his dish of the day, has emerged as the surprise leader of the pack at this year’s Crane School at WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. [...]

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