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Sad news for spoon-billed sandpipers

Posted on 5th July 2016 by WWT

These are the only critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper chicks ever bred in captivity, but sadly neither survived for more than 60 hours. Each weighed only a few grammes and was barely bigger than a bumble bee. (c[...]

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Flooding-friendly garden wins awards

Posted on 5th July 2016 by WWT

A garden that shows people how they can help solve local flooding through gardening has won a Gold Award and Best Garden award at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust€™s €œWorking [...]

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Celebrity Dusty Duck Trail unveiled at Slimbridge

Posted on 4th July 2016 by WWT

A very different type of duck, designed by the world-famous Bristol based Aardman studios, landed at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire today. Dusty Duck has been designed exclusively for the Wildfowl and [...]

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Wetlands and leaving the EU

Posted on 30th June 2016 by WWT

Blog post by Peter Morris, WWT’s Head of Public Relations & Campaigns: The impact of leaving the EU on wetlands is intertwined with its impact on you. Here are just some of the main starting points that will [...]

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WWT becomes a formal partner on the Ramsar Convention

Posted on 28th June 2016 by WWT

WWT became a formal partner of the global convention for wetlands €“ the Ramsar Convention €“ earlier this month. WWT Chief Executive Martin Spray joined Acting Secretary General of Ramsar, Ania Grobicki, to sign a [...]

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Birds pushed to the edge by floods

Posted on 27th June 2016 by WWT

A flock of cranes that ended up at the centre of a once-in-200-year flood has given researchers a rare insight into how wildlife copes with extreme weather. The cranes€™ progress was being tracked by researchers from the[...]

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New behaviour seen in rare wading birds

Posted on 16th June 2016 by WWT

A ménage-a-trois between breeding black-tailed godwits has been witnessed for the first time ever by staff at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Norfolk. Staff monitoring the rare birds at WWT€™s Welney reserve[...]

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Eggs mean fresh hope for spoon-billed sandpipers

Posted on 14th June 2016 by WWT

One of the world€™s rarest birds has a new hope: it€™s laid eggs in captivity for the first time. Seven eggs have been laid so far by two spoon-billed sandpipers at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge[...]

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Soil is as important as air and water

Posted on 13th June 2016 by WWT

Blog post by Hannah Freeman, Chair of Blueprint for Water and WWT’s Government Affairs Officer: We are dependent on healthy soils. Our soils are not only valuable for growing the food we eat; soil quality impacts on[...]

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Happy birthday Your Majesty

Posted on 13th June 2016 by WWT

WWT supporters joined our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, for an official birthday lunch in the Mall with supporters of all the charities who benefit from her support. At WWT we love a bit of wet weather so we were well [...]

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