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Sadness as first wild crane in the west for 400 years disappears

Posted on 6th June 2014 by Lara Willson

The last remaining wild crane chick, which would have become the first to survive in Western England in 400 years has disappeared from sight on the Slimbridge Wetland Centre reserve in Gloucestershire last night. There [...]

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Handbook to help Wetland Centres worldwide

Posted on 5th June 2014 by WWT

Visitors to Wetland Centres all over the world could have an even better experience from this World Environment Day thanks to a new handbook published today with help from WWT Consulting and Wetland Link International. [...]

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Crane chicks mark start of first wild generation for western Britain

Posted on 19th May 2014 by WWT

…well hello there!   These newly-hatched chicks – filmed at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire – could be the first wild-born cranes to survive in the west of Britain for 400 years. The parent[...]

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New hope for spoon-billed sandpipers as hand-reared bird heads for [...]

Posted on 10th May 2014 by WWT

Good news this World Migratory Bird Day; the first of a hand-reared group of critically endangered birds has been spotted migrating back towards where it was hatched by conservationists. The tiny spoon-billed sandpiper[...]

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Crane webcam goes live

Posted on 30th April 2014 by WWT

Internet users have a unique chance to see live video from a historic bird nest being streamed onto their computers and mobile devices. A pair of four feet tall cranes at WWT Slimbridge  Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire, [...]

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WWT chairs global swan conservation effort

Posted on 25th April 2014 by WWT

WWT has taken on a lead role in global swan conservation, in the same year it celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Bewick’s swan study, one of the longest running wildlife studies in the world. WWT’s Head of UK [...]

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Class of 2014s first new arrival

Posted on 24th April 2014 by WWT

This little fellow arrived in the country last night as an egg and woke up this morning as the Great Crane Project’s first chick of 2014. 14 eggs arrived last night – with more to follow. We’re bringing the Eurasian[...]

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Historic Easter egg laid at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Posted on 17th April 2014 by WWT

A pair of four-foot high Eurasian cranes has nested at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire, raising hopes they could rear the first successful chick hatched in the wild in the west of Britain since the 1600s[...]

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WWT welcomes MPs' invasives report

Posted on 16th April 2014 by WWT

The UK’s much-loved wildlife needs to be protected from damaging invasive species – and WWT is urging the Government to act on MPs’ concerns published today that not enough is being done. It’s estimated that [...]

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WWT welcomes ban on damaging pond plants

Posted on 7th April 2014 by WWT

British wildlife will be safer from damaging non-native plants due to a ban on the sale of some exotic species which comes into force this week. Plant stockists will no longer be able to sell five pond plant species that[...]

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