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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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Flamingo "school disco" research wins gold for WWT

Posted on 9th June 2016 by WWT

Research revealing the complex social life of the flamboyant flamingo has won a suitably sparkling gold research award for WWT at its Slimbridge headquarters. The findings have revealed what lead researcher Paul Rose, a [...]

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From backbenches to Brussels and back again

Posted on 7th June 2016 by WWT

The story of nature€™s champions: Blog post by Richard Benwell, WWT Head of Government Affairs wraps up the EU Referendum, Private Members Bill and a 25 year plan for nature: When the Commons Environmental Audit [...]

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People and wildlife to benefit from China/WWT agreement

Posted on 31st May 2016 by WWT

British and Chinese wetlands could benefit from an agreement to share conservation expertise, signed today between the Chinese Government and UK charity the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). The agreement opens the [...]

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What's your favourite duck

Posted on 31st May 2016 by WWT

Blog post by Phoebe Vaughan, Aviculture Warden. Read Phoebe’s regular Duck Diary blog or take a behind-the-scenes duckery tour at Castle Espie, Llanelli, Martin Mere and Slimbridge wetland centres – while [...]

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