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Happy new year, and happy birthday

Posted on 1st January 2016 by WWT

A very happy new year to you from all of us at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. In 2016 we€™ll celebrate 70 years since Sir Peter Scott founded WWT. Scott wrote in his autobiography: €œI have an itch to create, &[...]

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From Russia with swans: woman€™s first ever paramotor €˜migration[...]

Posted on 21st December 2015 by WWT

A champion sportswoman and conservationist will fly 4,500 miles from the Russian Arctic to Britain next autumn, using just a parachute wing and strapped to a small propeller engine, in the first ever attempt to follow [...]

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Bristol broadcasters bring the Bewick's swans of Slimbridge to our [...]

Posted on 14th December 2015 by WWT

Young Bristol naturalist Alex Rhodes has teamed up with veteran TV and radio producer Sarah Pitt to tell the story of one of the South West’s seasonal wildlife spectacles: the Bewick’s swans of Slimbridge. [...]

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WWT and lead ammunition poisoning

Posted on 11th December 2015 by WWT

We commend colleagues at the British Association for Shooting & Conservation (BASC) for the excellent support they give to conservation work by organisations like WWT. Their staff are currently working with us on [...]

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A natural way to look at floods

Posted on 9th December 2015 by WWT

WWT€™s thoughts and best wishes are with those affected by Storm Desmond who are our immediate concern €“ including WWT supporters and volunteers. Pressure to spend money on individual flood relief schemes is getting in[...]

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New report reveals more than one-quarter of UK birds in need of [...]

Posted on 3rd December 2015 by WWT

The latest assessment by WWT and our partners of the status of all the UK’s 244 bird species €“ Birds of Conservation Concern 4 €“ shows that 67 species are now of ‘highest conservation concern’ and [...]

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Lead ammunition poisoning - new figures

Posted on 26th November 2015 by WWT

Up to 100,000 wildfowl (swans, ducks and geese) are estimated to die each winter in the UK countryside due to lead poisoning from spent gunshot, according to research published today. It€™s estimated that large numbers [...]

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UK bird populations benefitting from innovative partnerships

Posted on 10th November 2015 by WWT

New report reveals conservation partnerships with farmers, supermarkets and even the brewing industry has positive impacts on bird populations The State of the UK€™s Birds 2015 report (SUKB) showcases a range of [...]

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Autumnwatch arrives at Caerlaverock

Posted on 29th October 2015 by WWT

The BBC€™s Autumnwatch team has arrived at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre. The centre is now full of broadcast cables, lights and cameras. The presenters are busy rehearsing €“ Michaela Strachan has already promised to[...]

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Common pochard upgraded to "Vulnerable

Posted on 29th October 2015 by WWT

Concern that the common pochard €“ one of the UK€™s most popular duck species €“ is declining rapidly has led to its status being stepped up to €œVulnerable€ in the IUCN Red List of threatened species, published [...]

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