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I bet you look good on the dance floor

Posted on 11th April 2016 by WWT

Blog post by flamingo researcher Paul Rose. Find our more about these amazing creatures in¬†Paul’s flamingo diary. It’s a fantastic day for flamingo courtship at WWT Slimbridge and so many of the birds seem to[...]

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Volunteers chosen for unique wildlife expedition

Posted on 1st April 2016 by WWT

Three volunteers have been chosen to join a unique wildlife expedition after being put through their paces at Kate Humble€™s Wye Valley Farm. Twelve hopefuls attended the selection weekend for a place in the ground [...]

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Higher risk to swans from lead poisoning

Posted on 1st April 2016 by WWT

The health of swans in Britain is being affected by lead poisoning at lower doses than previously recognised, suggests new research by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and the University of Exeter. The study [...]

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New homes flood risk could be averted

Posted on 23rd March 2016 by WWT

The threat of flooding to homes and businesses will be higher due to the Government€™s proposed house-building law, say water management experts and environment charities. They€™re concerned that, after heavy rain, the [...]

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How will Britain soak up new housing

Posted on 18th March 2016 by WWT

Blog post by Peter Morris, WWT’s Head of PR & Campaigning ¬Ä¬úAbsorbent¬Ä¬Ě is good. It must be, because advertisers use it all the time as a positive word. From kitchen towels to nappies, ¬Ä¬úabsorbent¬Ä¬Ě promises[...]

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Poorer pupils benefit most from school nature trips

Posted on 16th March 2016 by WWT

Poorer children are less interested in being outdoors in nature than better-off children, but that difference can be turned on its head after just one day spent learning outside. That€™s according to early findings from [...]

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Natural Wealth

Posted on 15th March 2016 by WWT

Blog post by Richard Benwell, WWT’s Head of Government Affairs: On Budget Day, we count our gold. It¬Ä¬ôs a national day of reckoning, when the Chancellor sets out the economic situation and the Government¬Ä¬ôs plans [...]

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Learn how to fedge for free

Posted on 15th March 2016 by WWT Steart

Anyone with a yearning to create a living willow hedge can learn how to do so for free this Sunday (20 March) at WWT Steart Marshes near Bridgwater, Somerset. Willow hedges, also known as ¬Ä¬ėfedges¬Ä¬ô (think fence + hedge[...]

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First ever bionic bird feeding

Posted on 14th March 2016 by WWT

A boy has used his new bionic hand to feed the birds at WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre for the first time. Alan Gifford, 10, from Loughor near Swansea lost his¬†hands when he was just three years old. They had to … [...]

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Disappearing duck could be helped by anglers

Posted on 14th March 2016 by WWT

The case of a disappearing duck ¬Ä¬ď the common scoter ¬Ä¬ď has puzzled WWT researchers and their partners, but new findings indicate that a decline in angling might have lead to trout eating their main food source. The [...]

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