A huge welcome home to Sacha Dench, our human swan.

Sacha’s epic migration has seen her cross the wilderness of the arctic tundra, endure injury, brave freezing temperatures, and battle through snow and thunder storms to make it back to Slimbridge.

But the end for Flight of the Swans is just the beginning for WWT.

Our pioneering conservation work continues, saving endangered wildlife and the wetlands they need to survive.

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WWT's pioneering conservation work continues, saving endangered wildlife and the wetlands they need to survive.

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Dodging the Turbines

8th May 2017

Windfarms are popping up all along the migratory flight path of the Bewick’s swan, as this aerial taken by our human swan during her epic Flight of the Swans expedition shows. From offshore farms in the North Sea, to onshore sites in Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany and the Baltic countries, they’re becoming a familiar sight […]

We won!

5th May 2017

Flight of the Swans won Campaign of the Year at the 2017 ENDS Environmental Impact Awards yesterday. Sacha was there at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London to accept the award. The judging panel apparently chose Flight of the Swans for the scale of its ambition, huge profile and international reach. Also commended in the […]

Kickstarting conservation

27th April 2017

Winter is over and our Bewick’s swans have left to return to Russia. Unlike last autumn, when they and WWT’s Sacha Dench had to flee the harsh Arctic winter as it descended across Europe, this journey is a race to reach the wetland wilderness of their tundra breeding grounds. Sadly for Sacha, she’s had to […]

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Sir David Attenborough - WWT Vice President

“This expedition is marvellously imaginative and adventurous, and a fitting project in WWT’s 70th anniversary. Peter Scott did similar in his day and inspired the world. That swans should fly from Russia, to come here, is surely a kind of parable - we can live in harmony with nature, and it’s up to us to do so.”