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Habitat creation receives funding boost at WWT Washington

Posted on 3rd July 2014 by WWT Washington

WWT Washington Wetland Centre’s mission to bring local people together with inspirational wetlands and wildlife has received a welcome funding boost. The Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards announced the £5,[...]

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First hand-reared spoon-billed sandpiper returns to breed

Posted on 25th June 2014 by WWT

The first hand-reared spoon-billed sandpiper has returned to breed in Chukotka, Russia, where it was hatched two years ago. The spoon-billed sandpiper is unique in the animal kingdom for being born with a spoon-shaped [...]

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Visitors’ surprise as David Attenborough drops in to film flamingos[...]

Posted on 24th June 2014 by WWT

Visitors at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre were surprised and excited to see a TV favourite, as Sir David Attenborough popped in to find out more about the Centre’s six species of flamingos today. Filming for his TV show[...]

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Flamingo chick numbers at all time high at Slimbridge

Posted on 24th June 2014 by WWT

    A flamingo flock is busy rearing 35 fluffy chicks smashing the previous record held for the species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. The Greater Flamingo flock in Gloucestershire with 245 adult birds is the [...]

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WWT Director recognised for contribution to conservation science

Posted on 18th June 2014 by WWT

WWT Director of Conservation, Dr Debbie Pain, has been given the ZSL Marsh Award for Conservation Biology. The award is made annually by the Zoological Society of London for contributions of fundamental science and its [...]

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Government overlooking cost effective and beneficial flooding [...]

Posted on 11th June 2014 by WWT

Two clear opportunities to tackle flooding have been missed by Government, at the same time as publishing evidence of the economic benefits of those approaches. The economic report published by Defra’s advisers, Natural[...]

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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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