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Pintail decline rings alarm bells

Posted on 31st July 2014 by WWT

The pintail could be the latest addition to wildfowl conservation priorities after new figures from WWT and others show numbers have fallen by more than half since 2006. The findings are published in Waterbirds in the UK[...]

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Help us break butterfly count record says David Attenborough

Posted on 18th July 2014 by WWT

Sir David Attenborough launched the 2014 Big Butterfly count at WWT’s London Wetland Centre this morning and WWT’s nine Wetland Centres across the UK are inviting you to come along to help count a million butterflies [...]

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“We’re Going on a Wild Walk” at Martin Mere this summer

Posted on 17th July 2014 by WWT

Families will be able to have fun squelching, swishing and splashing through a new wetland walk opening today at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. The new Wild Walk experience takes visitors on a journey through three types[...]

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WWT/Malagasy exchange to help world’s rarest bird

Posted on 14th July 2014 by WWT

The man charged with daily care of the world’s rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, is in the UK this month for intensive training with the world’s top aviculturists from WWT and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. [...]

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Government should be the “guardian of the future”, WWT tells MPs

Posted on 10th July 2014 by WWT

WWT Chief Executive Martin Spray CBE has told MPs the Government must aim for sustainable growth so that damage to the environment does not cost us more in the long run. Giving evidence to a cross-party Committee of MPs [...]

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Habitat creation receives funding boost at WWT Washington

Posted on 3rd July 2014 by WWT Washington

WWT Washington Wetland Centre’s mission to bring local people together with inspirational wetlands and wildlife has received a welcome funding boost. The Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards announced the £5,[...]

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First hand-reared spoon-billed sandpiper returns to breed

Posted on 25th June 2014 by WWT

The first hand-reared spoon-billed sandpiper has returned to breed in Chukotka, Russia, where it was hatched two years ago. The spoon-billed sandpiper is unique in the animal kingdom for being born with a spoon-shaped [...]

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Visitors’ surprise as David Attenborough drops in to film flamingos[...]

Posted on 24th June 2014 by WWT

Visitors at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre were surprised and excited to see a TV favourite, as Sir David Attenborough popped in to find out more about the Centre’s six species of flamingos today. Filming for his TV show[...]

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Flamingo chick numbers at all time high at Slimbridge

Posted on 24th June 2014 by WWT

    A flamingo flock is busy rearing 35 fluffy chicks smashing the previous record held for the species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. The Greater Flamingo flock in Gloucestershire with 245 adult birds is the [...]

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WWT Director recognised for contribution to conservation science

Posted on 18th June 2014 by WWT

WWT Director of Conservation, Dr Debbie Pain, has been given the ZSL Marsh Award for Conservation Biology. The award is made annually by the Zoological Society of London for contributions of fundamental science and its [...]

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