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Tribute to waterbird research pioneer

Posted on 22nd July 2016 by WWT

Blog post by WWT Research Fellow Dr Eileen Rees; a tribute to Hugh Boyd who has sadly passed away, aged 91. Our thoughts are with his family. With the recent death of Hugh Boyd, the world of wildfowl and wetland [...]

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You've been Attenborough'd

Posted on 21st July 2016 by WWT

This is the moment naturalist and wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough surprised WWT member Lizzie Guntrip by saying hello on a visit to London Wetland Centre. David was at the wetland centre in Barnes to launch the [...]

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WWT calls for more accountability for environmental protection

Posted on 20th July 2016 by WWT

€œBetter accountability and better enforcement to protect our natural resources€ was the message from speakers at the launch of WWT€™s report on the value of nature, Rich in Nature. Speakers Stanley Johnson, Caroline[...]

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Opposition parties challenge new PM and Environment Secretary, [...]

Posted on 19th July 2016 by WWT

Opposition parties have issued a joint statement challenging the new Prime Minister and Environment Secretary to deliver a manifesto commitment to our natural environment, and ensure it does not get worse in post-Brexit [...]

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New WWT report: PM and Environment Secretary urged to plan ahead

Posted on 19th July 2016 by WWT

Families and businesses will be worse off if a Government manifesto commitment to the environment falls due to Brexit, says the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). The Government€™s proposed €œ25 year plan for the [...]

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Lead poisoning - Government announces decision

Posted on 14th July 2016 by WWT

The Government has rejected a stakeholder group€™s recommendation that lead ammunition should be phased out on account of its risk to wildlife and human health. A key aspect for WWT is that wildfowl often ingest [...]

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Wetlands and leaving the EU 2, the sequel

Posted on 12th July 2016 by WWT

Post by Peter Morris, WWT’s Head of Public Relations & Campaigns Our Wetlands and leaving the EU blog following the EU Referendum result received a lot of good feedback from people who appreciated a bit of [...]

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Success at Russian breeding grounds lightens grief over chick deaths

Posted on 12th July 2016 by WWT

Thirty spoon-billed sandpiper chicks have been hatched by conservationists in Russia over the weekend. The good news follows the tragic death last week of the world€™s first captive-bred spoon-billed sandpipers. The [...]

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Award for Schools Environment Project

Posted on 7th July 2016 by WWT

A project in which schoolchildren help to reduce flooding and pollution, while learning about wildlife, has won a major national environmental award. The project was run across 10 schools in North London by the Wildfowl &[...]

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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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