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British wetlands invaded by dangerous mussel

Posted on 8th October 2014 by WWT

Britain’s wetlands have been invaded by a mussel that in the US is threatening to bring the Hoover dam to a standstill and cut off water to Las Vegas. It was recently identified by UK scientists as the number one &[...]

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Record breaking 45,800 pink-footed geese arrive at Lancashire reserve[...]

Posted on 2nd October 2014 by WWT

A record number of 45,800 migratory pink-footed geese has arrived at Lancashire’s WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre according to counts earlier  today. This beats the previous record number of 36,000 in 2010. Over the [...]

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Less than a quarter of freshwater wildlife has survived since the [...]

Posted on 30th September 2014 by WWT

Wildlife that relies on freshwater like wetlands has suffered almost twice the loss of land and marine species. Overall, global wildlife populations have halved in the last 40 years, according to the WWF Living Planet [...]

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SuDS, not duds: don’t water down rules on floods

Posted on 30th September 2014 by WWT

Floods will continue to ruin people’s livelihoods if the Government waters down rules on SuDS. Natural rain absorbing features known as SuDS hit the news earlier this year as one solution to the devastating flooding [...]

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Nature's most incredible journeys, right on our doorstep

Posted on 24th September 2014 by WWT

Nature lovers often say autumn is their favourite season, and it’s no surprise, as the magic of migration is an unforgettable experience. Luckily for some, you don’t have to travel far to see one of the greatest [...]

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First 'grand-chick for conservationist

Posted on 24th September 2014 by WWT

This little fellow is the first ever spoon-billed sandpiper chick to be hatched in the wild by a hand-reared bird. Spoon-billed sandpipers are critically endangered and the news confirms to conservationists that the birds[...]

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Keep a log of the brown stuff, says WWT

Posted on 18th September 2014 by WWT

There could be more pollution and waterborne disease in England’s rivers – and more cost to the taxpayer – because a Government cost-cutting exercise could backfire, says the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. The [...]

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WWT urges manifesto writers to think green

Posted on 16th September 2014 by WWT

WWT is urging all political parties to take notice of a report published by MPs that says more needs to be done to protect our natural environment for future generations. The report gives the present Government a ‘red [...]

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See, Hear, Taste, Touch & Smell at Castle Espie’s new Sensory [...]

Posted on 15th September 2014 by WWT

Castle Espie’s new sensory garden has been delighting visitors of all ages since it opened last week. The garden and courtyard has been designed to incorporate all senses, and features a herb and fruit garden, a hidden [...]

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Biggest coastal flood management scheme completed

Posted on 8th September 2014 by WWT

The UK’s biggest ever coastal realignment scheme at Steart peninsula, a joint project between the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and the Environment Agency has been completed today (Monday, September 8, 2014). The [...]

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