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First salty green shoots at WWT Steart Marshes

Posted on 14th April 2015 by WWT

The first saltmarsh plants have sprouted at WWT Steart Marshes, signalling a new phase for the Somerset wetland reserve which buffers homes and businesses on the Steart peninsula from coastal flooding. Wardens from the [...]

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German children name GPS tracked Bewick’s swan Leo

Posted on 31st March 2015 by WWT

A pre-school class of children in northern Germany has adopted a wild Bewick’s swan as it roosted near their school on its migration from the UK to Russia and named it Leo.   Leo the swan is being tracked via &[...]

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WWT urges action on "shocking" rivers

Posted on 26th March 2015 by WWT

As the Environment Agency releases figures released today that reveal just 17% of England’s rivers are in good health, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is urging communities across England to make a stand and [...]

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Volunteers celebrate WWT Steart Marshes’ first anniversary ahead of[...]

Posted on 19th February 2015 by WWT

Local volunteers celebrated their first year of work at WWT Steart Marshes coastal flood defence and nature reserve this week, just ahead of the weekend’s big tides. The volunteer team first came together a year ago to [...]

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Can a child's life be changed by a school trip? 'First ever' research[...]

Posted on 9th February 2015 by WWT

Can a one-day school trip to a nature reserve lead to lasting improvements in a child’s values and attitude towards the natural world? The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is pioneering research into the long-term [...]

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WWT's Martin Spray speaks out on Europe

Posted on 6th February 2015 by WWT

WWT Chief Executive Martin Spray CBE has written a hard-hitting article for The Guardian, to highlight a major issue coming up for wildlife – like the Bewick’s swan – and the wider natural environment [...]

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Young people called on to support wetlands for a healthier future

Posted on 2nd February 2015 by WWT

Young people will grow up healthier and more prosperous if the world can reverse the loss of wetlands, is the message from WWT and charities and governments throughout the world today – World Wetlands Day. Young people [...]

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Some wetlands receive fracking protection

Posted on 27th January 2015 by WWT

  Some of the UK’s most important natural places will be protected from hydraulic fracturing by the Government – a move which has been welcomed by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Last year, WWT co-researched a[...]

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Duck adapting to climate change twice as well in EU protected areas

Posted on 26th January 2015 by WWT

The smew – a rare but striking winter visitor to the UK – is doing twice as well within areas protected by EU wildlife laws as they spread northeast across Europe in response to climate change, according to a new &[...]

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Wetland wildlife gets boost from players of People’s Postcode [...]

Posted on 14th January 2015 by WWT

Wetland wildlife is to benefit from new developments at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) thanks to the generous support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Players of the charity lottery have awarded £175,[...]

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