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Pioneering project to safeguard Europe's smallest swan


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Researchers at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus are involved in a pioneering project to safeguard Europe's smallest swan, which has won support from Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Pen Hadow and Sir David Attenborough and a swathe of businesses, charities and individuals.Flight of the Swans will be the first ever attempt to follow the migration of the Bewick's swan from the air. Setting off this September, Sacha Dench of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) will fly a paramotor from the Bewick's swans' breeding grounds in arctic Russia 7,500km across 11 countries before finishing at the swans' final destination in the UK.

 

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