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Curly-Headed Fish Hoovers

Ep. 81

Lost to the UK since Roman times, according to Ben Macdonald - conservation writer, field director in wildlife television and keen naturalist - the enormous Dalmatian pelican might once again be spotted (no pun intended) gliding across our marshes and wetlands.  Along with John Arbon from WWT’s Barnes Wetland Centre, Ben describes the dramatic decline of the bird population in the UK over the past 2000 years and the hopes for the future rebirding of the country.  Pockets of diverse wildlife as seen on John’s patch at Barnes could spread and be re-established.  Not a flight of fancy but an exciting, realisable vision.

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