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Special measures help divert thousands of birds from power lines

Posted on 18th November 2014 by WWT

Hundreds of special diverters have saved migrating swans and geese from colliding with overhead power lines in Lancashire following the first study of its kind in the country. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, in [...]

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The wait is over! Latest arriving swans since 1969 touchdown for [...]

Posted on 6th November 2014 by WWT Slimbridge

The first family of Bewick’s swans finally arrived at WWT Slimbridge this morning. The event is traditionally seen as signalling the start of winter and this year is around two weeks later than usual. Normally the small[...]

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Duke of Edinburgh honours WWT’s spoon-billed sandpiper team

Posted on 3rd November 2014 by WWT

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) Conservation Breeding Team has been honoured with the BTO’s Marsh Award for Innovative Ornithology, for their part in the attempt to save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper – one [...]

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Rarest swan suffers alarming crash in numbers, new figures reveal

Posted on 28th October 2014 by WWT

The UK’s smallest and rarest swan has suffered an alarming crash in numbers, according to new figures released today by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). More than a third of Bewick’s swans that winter in [...]

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UK Government has ‘the perfect opportunity to solve some of the [...]

Posted on 27th October 2014 by WWT

Today [Monday 27 October], the UK Government has the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world in one stroke, according to experts from WWT and the RSPB. At a meeting being [...]

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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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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 [...]

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