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World’s rarest duck breeds in the wild
17 Jan 2020

World’s rarest duck breeds in the wild

Madagascar pochard ducklings have been sighted on Lake Sofia, a remote site in northern Madagascar, where 21 captive-bred pochards were released in December 2018. ...

Photography competition 2019 - the winners
09 Jan 2020

Photography competition 2019 - the winners

The winner, runner ups and commended photos from the 2019 Waterlife photography competition...

Fresh hope for spoon-billed sandpipers after chicks hatch
28 Dec 2019

Fresh hope for spoon-billed sandpipers after chicks hatch

The future of the world’s rarest water bird looks a little brighter after two spoon-billed sandpiper chicks hatched at Slimbridge...

Ten fascinating facts about WWT founder Sir Peter Scott
09 Dec 2019

Ten fascinating facts about WWT founder Sir Peter Scott

Discover the fascinating story of Sir Peter Scott's life and learn about some of his more unusual achievements and passions, from his interest with the Loch Ness monster to the fish that shares his name...

Start of winter brings first 'swanfall' at WWT Slimbridge
09 Dec 2019

Start of winter brings first 'swanfall' at WWT Slimbridge

More than 50 swans have arrived at Slimbridge heralding the arrival of winter...

Invasive plant species runs out of time after WWT hero stops it from reaching nature reserve
05 Dec 2019

Invasive plant species runs out of time after WWT hero stops it from reaching nature reserve

Slimbridge scientist has banished Himalayan Balsam from the canal during his lunchtime running sessions. ...

WWT's Julia Newth discusses science, swans and Slimbridge
03 Dec 2019

WWT's Julia Newth discusses science, swans and Slimbridge

Swan expert Dr Julia Newth reveals what it is like being part of one of the longest studies of any single species. ...

WWT Arundel’s Centre Manager Tim McGregor talks birds, humans and the wonder of wetlands
02 Dec 2019

WWT Arundel’s Centre Manager Tim McGregor talks birds, humans and the wonder of wetlands

Centre Manager Tim McGregor reveals what it's like to be at the helm of WWT Arundel...

Never seen before footage shows endangered fish embarking on 4000 mile journey
27 Nov 2019

Never seen before footage shows endangered fish embarking on 4000 mile journey

An eel has been recorded leaving Gloucestershire wetlands to begin its epic voyage to the Sargasso Sea, completing the final chapter of its life...

2 for 1 admission to WWT centres for National Lottery players
21 Nov 2019

2 for 1 admission to WWT centres for National Lottery players

This November get up close to stunning wetland wildlife thanks to The National Lottery!...

Which swan's which? How to tell the difference between swan species
20 Nov 2019

Which swan's which? How to tell the difference between swan species

Did you know there are 3 species of swan who live in the UK at least some of the year? The UK is home to three types of swan: mute, Bewick’s and whooper. Learn to identify the difference between the migratory swan species. ...

Good news for Godwits
12 Nov 2019

Good news for Godwits

Hundreds of school children from across the Fens have been inspired to get involved with Project Godwit. More than 500 “Godwit Guardians” have signed up to an innovative scheme, which allows them to pick a godwit and then follow its progress as it mak...

Why WWT Slimbridge is called the birthplace of modern conservation
07 Nov 2019

Why WWT Slimbridge is called the birthplace of modern conservation

On a bright December morning in 1945 two men watched a large flock of geese feeding on the banks of the river Severn in Gloucestershire. As they watched they noticed that the flock contained several different species of geese. ...

WWT Snapshot October 2019
30 Oct 2019

WWT Snapshot October 2019

Here’s a snapshot of just some of the wetland conservation work that’s been possible in the last three months due to your support for WWT. Around the world In Iceland, we’ve downloaded data from tags attached to Greenland white fronted geese e...

Which animals hibernate in the UK? And how you can help them
28 Oct 2019

Which animals hibernate in the UK? And how you can help them

Find out how and why animals hibernate, how hibernation actually works, and which wetland animals use hibernation as a survival technique during winter in the UK. ...