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News for November 2011

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Thousands of seaducks go missing

Posted on 30th November 2011 by WWT Conservation

Widespread declines in birds that spend most of their lives at sea are alarming conservationists. Seven species of seaduck that overwinter in the Baltic – a key wintering site – have dropped in number by up to 65[...]

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WWT Photography Competition autumn heat closes and winter heat begins[...]

Posted on 30th November 2011 by WWT

The autumn heat of the 2010/11 WWT Photography Competition closed on 30 November, making way for the start of the winter heat. Almost 2,500 pictures were entered across five categories, which included Wetland Wildlife, [...]

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Studies point to rapid changes in the waterbird world, but what does [...]

Posted on 25th November 2011 by WWT Conservation

Two studies hitting the news this week have highlighted big changes for waterbirds. On Monday, a Finnish study measured how much later wildfowl in Northern Europe are setting off on their autumn migrations. Yesterday, the[...]

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Swan-up and duck down, dramatic changes revealed in the UK's [...]

Posted on 24th November 2011 by WWT Media

Press release on behalf of the following partnership: British Trust for Ornithology; Joint Nature Conservation Committee; Natural England; Northern Ireland Environment Agency; RSPB; Scottish Natural Heritage; and the [...]

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Dramatic changes revealed in UK waterbird numbers

Posted on 24th November 2011 by WWT

Signs of dramatic changes for some wetland birds are reported today as some species reach their highest and lowest recorded population levels in the UK in winter. Millions of ducks, geese, swans and wading birds escaping [...]

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Three heroes, a book and a legacy: Sir David Attenborough acclaims [...]

Posted on 18th November 2011 by WWT

“Make no mistake, Captain Scott was a hero and his party were great human beings,” Sir David Attenborough told a captivated audience at the London Wetland Centre yesterday. Scott left a legacy of “courage, amazing [...]

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What’s the trick to counting flocks of birds

Posted on 16th November 2011 by WWT Media

Volunteers will spend this Sunday spotting and recording the thousands of waterbirds that migrate to the UK in winter. Staff and visitors at all nine WWT wetland reserves will be taking part in the annual Wetland Bird [...]

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Sir Peter Scott and Sir David Attenborough: the ultimate [...]

Posted on 16th November 2011 by WWT Conservation

Today, a team from the BBC Natural History Unit have been filming Sir David Attenborough at Slimbridge. WWT Chief Executive Martin Spray welcomed Sir David to the studio overlooking the Bewick’s swans on the Rushy [...]

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Truly iconic

Posted on 14th November 2011 by WWT Conservation

Iconic is a description that should be hard earned. Overused it loses significance but applying the word in the right place can raise the profile of an ailing species. The tiger, polar bear and spoon-billed sandpiper are[...]

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From Russia with love: rare bird entrusted to British [...]

Posted on 14th November 2011 by WWT Media

The Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation breeding programme is a collaboration between WWT, Birds Russia, Moscow Zoo and the RSPB working with colleagues from the BTO, BirdLife International, ArcCona and the Spoon-billed [...]

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