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News for December 2011

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State of Birds in Wales 2011

Posted on 22nd December 2011 by WWT

The State of Birds in Wales report published yesterday charts the fortunes of Welsh birdlife, and the successes of, and challenges for, conservation action. For more than a decade, conservationists have been sounding [...]

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Rare bird rescue hits new milestone

Posted on 21st December 2011 by WWT

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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Rare bird rescue hits new milestone

Posted on 19th December 2011 by WWT

Efforts to save one of the world’s rarest and most unusual birds have today (Monday 19 December) taken another step forward. Spoon-billed sandpipers, brought to the UK from Far East Russia, have been moved out of [...]

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An invitation to see one of the world’s rarest birds at Slimbridge

Posted on 13th December 2011 by WWT

Please join us and our Vice-President Kate Humble for a very special event on Monday 19 December, which will include the first chance to glimpse the spoon-billed sandpipers in the UK. Kate will unveil a live CCTV link up [...]

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Plan for water lacks bottle

Posted on 8th December 2011 by WWT

The Government’s water White Paper, Water for Life, is published today. The measures outlined could reduce water use and better safeguard wetlands and this can only be welcomed. But action is delayed, and concerns about[...]

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Plan for water has no bottle

Posted on 8th December 2011 by WWT

The Government’s Water White Paper, Water for Life, is published today. The measures outlined could reduce water use and better safeguard wetlands but action is delayed and concerns about urban flooding and over-[...]

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The winter heat of the WWT Photography Competition is rolled out as [...]

Posted on 6th December 2011 by WWT

The heat is on as winter approaches, not only in our cosy living rooms, but for the next stage of the WWT Photography competition as the winter heat opens on 1 December. Following on from the success of the autumn &hellip[...]

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Beware ducks swimming up a hill of water

Posted on 5th December 2011 by WWT

Photographing wetlands is exciting, challenging and always unpredictable, according to WWT’s James Lees. Birds arrive in their thousands in winter, their vivid colours stunning, their antics stopping the show. Spring [...]

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Darwin Scholarship Programme

Posted on 5th December 2011 by WWT

The UK Field Studies Council are launching the next round of their Darwin Scholars programme, which offers professional conservationists under the age of 35 the chance to spend two weeks in the UK learning basic [...]

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Four wrongs don’t make a fiscal right

Posted on 2nd December 2011 by WWT

Chancellor George Osborne is wrong to so readily dismiss long-standing laws protecting sites and species. He suggested in Tuesday’s Autumn Statement that the EU’s Birds and Habitats directives are hampering economic [...]

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