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Curlew hunting in France given green light despite experts' warnings
02 Aug 2019

Curlew hunting in France given green light despite experts' warnings

The French Government has decided that up to 6000 Eurasian curlew - in rapid decline across the UK and Europe - can be hunted in France. Dismissing expert advice, including recommendations from their own committee, the French Government will not renew a ...

Have we got newt for you!
31 Jul 2019

Have we got newt for you!

North East wetland reserve helps the local population of protected great-crested newt thrive...

 Major campaign launched to encourage the nation to ‘Love Water’
30 Jul 2019

Major campaign launched to encourage the nation to ‘Love Water’

The British public are being asked to help the country protect water resources for future generations as part of a major campaign launched today by more than 40 environmental groups, charities, water companies and regulators. Clean, healthy and readily...

WWT urges French Government to end the hunting of curlews
26 Jul 2019

WWT urges French Government to end the hunting of curlews

WWT has written to the French Government urging them to reconsider plans to allow the hunting of curlews, which are declining rapidly across the UK and Europe. Under new proposals, the French Government are considering not renewing a moratorium which s...

Your patch, your planet
23 Jul 2019

Your patch, your planet

WWT joins campaign encouraging all children to protect nature in their backyard Backyard Nature is a new UK-wide campaign aiming to get all children, regardless of where they live, to spend more time outside enjoying and protecting nature in their back...

Hand-reared curlews to the rescue as wild release continues fight for species
22 Jul 2019

Hand-reared curlews to the rescue as wild release continues fight for species

Dozens of hand-reared curlews have been released onto reserves in Gloucestershire as part of a trial to conserve the species in lowland England. ...

Giant plughole poses serious threat to sea life in the UK's largest estuary
22 Jul 2019

Giant plughole poses serious threat to sea life in the UK's largest estuary

Up to half a million fish each day will be sucked into Hinkley Point C nuclear power station if it is allowed to install a “giant plughole” in one of the UK’s heaviest protected marine areas, the Severn Estuary. ...

What is the IUCN Red List, and how is it used to track biodiversity loss?
19 Jul 2019

What is the IUCN Red List, and how is it used to track biodiversity loss?

The IUCN Red List is the most well-known assessment of species populations worldwide. It consists of nine threat categories. The latest assessment from the IUCN Red List in 2019 shows that more than 28,000 species are threatened with extinction. ...

This summer WWT Wetland Centres offer wild, watery adventure for families
17 Jul 2019

This summer WWT Wetland Centres offer wild, watery adventure for families

Families can take part in a variety of wild, watery adventures this school summer holidays at events being held at our nine wetland centres across the UK. ...

Freedom for fish in the Severn Vale after old waterways restored as part of 1.3m project
08 Jul 2019

Freedom for fish in the Severn Vale after old waterways restored as part of 1.3m project

Struggling salmon, and a wide range of other fish species, will now have improved passage along the River Frome following the rewetting of an old channel at Bond’s Mill in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. ...

WWT descends on Westminster
05 Jul 2019

WWT descends on Westminster

Volunteers and staff from across WWT were among 15,000 people who lobbied their MPs for stronger environmental laws, in a mass event outside the Houses of Parliament...

Wetlands' future is
26 Jun 2019

Wetlands' future is "non-negotiable"

“Healthy wetlands are non-negotiable for life as we know it and if you take them – and the biodiversity they support – out of the equation the whole edifice crumbles”.That’s the stark message given by WWT and five fellow NGOs to an international...

Warning bell sounds for threatened wetlands worldwide
25 Jun 2019

Warning bell sounds for threatened wetlands worldwide

A specially commissioned art piece for WWT Llanelli signals a warning for nature...

Why the once common European eel is now Critically Endangered (and what can be done about it)
14 Jun 2019

Why the once common European eel is now Critically Endangered (and what can be done about it)

Author and marine biologist Helen Scales explores the plight of the European eel, once so numerous but now critically endangered. WWT conservationists have come up with a few solutions to give eels a helping hand...

The Time Is Now
11 Jun 2019

The Time Is Now

Do you want politicians to do more to tackle environmental issues like climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution? ...

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