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Historic Easter egg laid at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Posted on 17th April 2014 by WWT

A pair of four-foot high Eurasian cranes has nested at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire, raising hopes they could rear the first successful chick hatched in the wild in the west of Britain since the 1600s[...]

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WWT welcomes MPs' invasives report

Posted on 16th April 2014 by WWT

The UK’s much-loved wildlife needs to be protected from damaging invasive species – and WWT is urging the Government to act on MPs’ concerns published today that not enough is being done. It’s estimated that [...]

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WWT welcomes ban on damaging pond plants

Posted on 7th April 2014 by WWT

British wildlife will be safer from damaging non-native plants due to a ban on the sale of some exotic species which comes into force this week. Plant stockists will no longer be able to sell five pond plant species that[...]

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Success for Hawaiian geese in the wild

Posted on 1st April 2014 by WWT

WWT is celebrating a success in the wild for one of the rarest species at its Wetland Centres, the Hawaiian goose, known as a nene (pronounced nay-nay). It was driven to near extinction in the early 1950s when only 30 &[...]

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Slimbridge spoon-billed sandpipers migrate 30 centimetres... to China[...]

Posted on 14th March 2014 by WWT

The captive spoon-billed sandpiper flock at Slimbridge last week made the first stage of their ‘journey’ towards breeding successfully. The flock is the nucleus of a conservation breeding programme to prevent the [...]

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Are We Fit to Frack

Posted on 13th March 2014 by WWT

Leading countryside groups have joined forces to challenge fracking rules. Poorly regulated fracking risks harming threatened species and polluting our waterways, according to a report produced by the UK’s leading [...]

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Cygnet left 'Home Alone' after parents migrate without it

Posted on 28th February 2014 by WWT

A Bewick’s swan cygnet appears to have abandoned by his parents at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire. Bewick’s swans migrate in large family groups and due to recent mild weather all but ten of the [...]

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Available to all: WWT’s entire history of scientific publishing

Posted on 26th February 2014 by WWT

Anyone interested in conservation now has free access to the entire catalogue of papers published by WWT in its scientific journal, Wildfowl. The new online resource is the culmination of months of work by volunteers to [...]

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Butterflies boosted by balmy weather

Posted on 19th February 2014 by WWT

Butterflies had a bumper 2013, and the mild weather means you could even get to see some now at your nearest WWT Wetland Centre. Numbers had decreased during a disappointing summer 2012. But the annual Wider Butterfly [...]

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Steart Marshes study to analyse impact on economy and recreation

Posted on 19th February 2014 by WWT

The ability of new wetland habitat to support wildlife and commercial fisheries is the focus of a new research partnership between Bridgwater College, Oxford Brookes University and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. It is[...]

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