The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust is seeing more young Bewick's swans fly into Slimbridge leading to fresh hope for the threatened species
More than 300 school children are being given the chance to go pond dipping at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Scientists in Gloucestershire save duck from extinction
A group of disadvantaged school children from Gloucester will get closer to nature today when they visit Slimbridge Wetland Centre. It's part of the 'Inspiring Generations Appeal' run by Western Power which aims to introduce youngsters to the natural world.
The funding from Western Power is expected to allow nearly 350 children to take part in the scheme in the coming months.
Find out more about Slimbridge Wetland Centre.
A batch of rare cranes has hatched at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire.
The new arrivals are part of a breeding programme to introduce cranes onto the Somerset Levels. Some very unusual methods are used, as Tanya Mercer has been finding out:
Scientists from Slimbridge Wetland Centre are celebrating their success in helping the world's rarest bird - the Madagascar Pochard. At one point there were just 19 left. Now the first ducklings to be bred in captivity have hatched, and the battle's on to bring them back from the brink.
The world's rarest breed of duck - the Madagascar pochard - has bred successfully in captivity thanks to eggs from a wetlands centre in Slimbridge, in Gloucestershire. Eighteen precious ducklings are being reared at a specially built centre in Madagascar. You can see them being born here: