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MPs hear multiple benefits of using nature to manage floods

Posted on 27th April 2016 by WWT

Using plants and soil to slow down rainwater flows can protect us from flooding and much more besides, environmental groups have told MPs. It can also improve water quality, wildlife habitat, provide great outdoor places [...]

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Celebrities lead support for first ever lone female expedition to [...]

Posted on 26th April 2016 by WWT

Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Sir David Attenborough head a list of hundreds of businesses, charities and individual supporters throughout Europe and Russia who are getting behind a unique expedition to save [...]

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Sustainable drainage - Lords win Bill amendment

Posted on 25th April 2016 by WWT

New and existing homes could be better protected from flooding, after the House of Lords voted to stop new houses being automatically connected to overloaded drains. If the amend stays in the Housing & Planning Bill [...]

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Water experts urge Lords to fight for flood resilient homes in [...]

Posted on 22nd April 2016 by WWT

Leading civil engineers, environmental scientists, water experts, water companies and architects have appealed to the Lords to ensure the incoming housing law protects new and existing homes from flooding. Contributing to[...]

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WWT birthday season begins

Posted on 15th April 2016 by WWT

Llanelli is the first of four WWT wetland centres to celebrate a milestone birthday this year €“ WWT€™s 70 anniversary year. It€™s a silver anniversary for Llanelli, who opened their doors 25 years ago. On Sunday they[...]

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I bet you look good on the dance floor

Posted on 11th April 2016 by WWT

Blog post by flamingo researcher Paul Rose. Find our more about these amazing creatures in Paul’s flamingo diary. It’s a fantastic day for flamingo courtship at WWT Slimbridge and so many of the birds seem to[...]

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Volunteers chosen for unique wildlife expedition

Posted on 1st April 2016 by WWT

Three volunteers have been chosen to join a unique wildlife expedition after being put through their paces at Kate Humble€™s Wye Valley Farm. Twelve hopefuls attended the selection weekend for a place in the ground [...]

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Higher risk to swans from lead poisoning

Posted on 1st April 2016 by WWT

The health of swans in Britain is being affected by lead poisoning at lower doses than previously recognised, suggests new research by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and the University of Exeter. The study [...]

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New homes flood risk could be averted

Posted on 23rd March 2016 by WWT

The threat of flooding to homes and businesses will be higher due to the Government€™s proposed house-building law, say water management experts and environment charities. They€™re concerned that, after heavy rain, the [...]

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How will Britain soak up new housing

Posted on 18th March 2016 by WWT

Blog post by Peter Morris, WWT’s Head of PR & Campaigning €œAbsorbent€ is good. It must be, because advertisers use it all the time as a positive word. From kitchen towels to nappies, €œabsorbent€ promises[...]

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