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WWT welcomes new invasives idea

Posted on 18th February 2014 by WWT

New proposals to strengthen legal protection for Britain’s native plants and animals have been welcomed by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Native wildlife is threatened by species from other countries that can [...]

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Dredging report welcomed by WWT

Posted on 14th February 2014 by WWT

Floods continue to cause misery across the country, especially southern England. A report published today by leading water engineers clarifies the effectiveness of dredging – both in the Somerset Levels and nationally[...]

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Bewick’s swan 50th ‘swanniversary

Posted on 11th February 2014 by WWT

One of the longest running animal research projects in the world passes the 50 year mark today. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s Bewick’s swan study is unique in the world as it’s the only study in which [...]

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World Wetlands Day 2014: Wetlands and agriculture

Posted on 2nd February 2014 by WWT

Wetlands and farming are being celebrated around the world today (2 February). It is the theme for this year’s World Wetlands Day, celebrated every year to mark the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands – the [...]

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Somerset Flooding needs "future solutions" - WWT's CEO

Posted on 31st January 2014 by WWT

While the wet weather means great conditions for high numbers of water birds at WWT Wetland Centres, our thoughts are with people whose lives and businesses are blighted by flooding. Wetlands play a crucial part in [...]

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WWT warns Parliament about invaders

Posted on 30th January 2014 by WWT

WWT has urged MPs to help create a fit for purpose framework that can ban damaging invasive species from being sold in the UK. Invasive plants and animals cost the British economy nearly £2bn per year to deal with. [...]

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Nice weather for ducks

Posted on 27th January 2014 by WWT

Record numbers of water birds are being seen at some WWT Wetland Centres due to the mild, wet winter. While heavy rains and flooding are causing misery for thousands of people, some wetland species are actually [...]

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Highest tide at Slimbridge in more than 30 years

Posted on 3rd January 2014 by WWT

The River Severn estuary alongside the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) at Slimbridge has risen to the highest level any staff and volunteers can remember since 1982. The unusually high tide expanded the width of the [...]

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Alarming disappearances among our familiar countryside birds

Posted on 9th December 2013 by WWT

The latest State of the UK’s Birds report, published today, reveals many of our most familiar countryside birds are undergoing sweeping changes with some experiencing ‘plummeting population declines’, [...]

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Easterly winds bring cold weather, frosts and ... swans

Posted on 22nd November 2013 by WWT

More than 50 wild Bewick’s swans flew into WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire last night, marking the start of winter for many UK wildlife lovers. The swans famously return from arctic Russia each year to [...]

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