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WWT Slimbridge (Centre)

Joe Blossom

WWT Slimbridge (Centre) Slimbridge Gloucestershire GL2 7BT

Often called the birthplace of modern conservation, we manage a mosaic of goose pasture at Slimbridge and seasonally flooded grasslands as well as reedbeds, lagoons and saltmarsh along the Severn Estuary. There are nationally important numbers of European white-fronted goose in winter among a range of visitors including spoonbill, avocet and even giant Eurasian cranes – originally bred at WWT and still visit from their release site on the Somerset…

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What do flamingos do in the dark? 11th Oct 2018 Remote trail cameras at WWT Slimbridge have been watching what flamingos get up to once the wardens have gone home.
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Eel and chips 27th Sep 2018 Aiming to improve eel access and help this Critically Endangered species, conservationists from WWT Slimbridge are microchipping wild eels.
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Endangered beetle hides out at WWT 14th Sep 2018 The Tansy beetle, thought to exist at just two sites in the UK, but has now been recorded for the first time in Norfolk, at WWT Welney Wetland Centre.
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Damsels not in distress 22nd Aug 2018 WWT Slimbridge is celebrating being possibly the first zoo to successfully rear azure and blue-tailed nymphs into damselflies.
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Cranes given a head start 19th Jul 2018 The UK’s tallest bird, the common crane, extinct in the UK for 400 years is now here to stay.
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Hand-reared godwits found safe and sound in Portugal 8th Feb 2018 Two of the first ever British wading birds to be released into the wild under a new conservation technique have been spotted alive and well – 1,200 miles away in Portugal.
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BIAZA member projects receive Royal endorsement in Madagascar 30th Oct 2017 Conservation work being carried out by a number of BIAZA members in Madagascar have recently received royal endorsement when the Princess Royal visited their projects during a tour of the island in October.
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Eggs mean fresh hope for spoon-billed sandpipers 14th Jun 2016 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, Gloucestershire, UK.