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Waterbirds listed at risk of extinction

Posted on 4th June 2015 by WWT

Waterbirds including the Bewick’s swan that features in WWT’s logo appeared on a new list of endangered European wildlife this week. The sad news follows hot on the heels of another report on the poor state of nature [...]

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Kids see weird wetland beasts on the brink up close at Slimbridge

Posted on 3rd June 2015 by WWT

School kids visiting WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre this week have been getting up close to two of Britain’s weirdest and most endangered wetland creatures for the first time thanks to players of the People’s Postcode [...]

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Murky past of Britain's rarest duck revealed by Big Ben

Posted on 2nd June 2015 by WWT

The downfall of Britain’s rarest duck, the common scoter, could be written in the murky sediment at the bottom of lochs in the Flow Country, the UK’s largest expanse of wetland. To find out, scientists from [...]

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Pupils test out new Water Lab at WWT Llanelli

Posted on 26th May 2015 by WWT

Pupils from Lakefield School tested out the new Water Lab at WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre at its official opening on Friday 22 May. The children enjoyed watching the mug cascade and playing with the giant chaos waterwheel[...]

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Wetland hope among awful nature report

Posted on 20th May 2015 by WWT

Wetlands and grasslands are Europe’s most deteriorating landscapes, but there is hope that the trend can be reversed. That’s the findings of a new European Commission report on the state of nature across the continent[...]

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Royal support for drains that "work with nature

Posted on 19th May 2015 by WWT

WWT’s President HRH Prince Charles has been telling BBC1 viewers about the benefits of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). SuDS include features like green roofs, ponds and soakaways that capture heavy rainfall onto [...]

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WWT Conservation Director makes BBC "Power List

Posted on 14th May 2015 by WWT

WWT’s Director of Conservation, Debbie Pain, has been named as one of the top 50 most influential conservation heroes in BBC Wildlife magazine’s “Wildlife Power List”. Debbie was included in the Power List partly [...]

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Wildlife laws under threat - you can help

Posted on 12th May 2015 by WWT

This otter and other rare wildlife in the UK are protected by law from being killed. We take it for granted. But amazingly, right now that law is being reviewed by a small team of civil servants in Brussels. It’s &[...]

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Do something fun to fight climate change

Posted on 11th May 2015 by WWT

If you’ve never wanted to go to a rally before, here’s a chance to be part of one that’s really fun but also really important! WWT are part of the Climate Coalition, a group of organisations fighting climate change [...]

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Save Our Waters – a big thank you

Posted on 11th May 2015 by WWT

WWT supporters and staff are among more than 900 people who sent an important message to government that we love our wetlands, rivers, lakes and beaches. WWT and partner charities set up a website called Save Our Waters [...]

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