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Initiatives to help the Bewick’s swan

Bonn, 29 November 2018 – The Bewick’s Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii) is classed as “Least Concern” by IUCN (IUCN 2018), but it is in decline in NW Europe […] Read more →

International Annual Bewick’s Swan Age Count, 15-16 December 2018

In the weekend of 15-16 December 2018, The 37th annual Bewick’s Swan age count is held. We kindly invite you to participate in these international Bewick’s swan age and/or brood count […] Read more →

Michigan’s Mute Swan Research Leverages Emerging Technologies

The presence of mute swans (Cygnus olor) in the Great Lakes region of North America serves as a visible reminder to our connected cultures, economies and world […] Read more →

Sixth International Swan Symposium

Members of the Wetlands International / IUCN-SSC Swan Specialist Group (SSG) from Europe, Asia and North America came together to discuss the latest swan research and conservation activities […] Read more →

Interpretation changes of incidental take in Migratory Bird Treaty Act

US Department of the Interior legal memorandum changes interpretation of incidental take in Migratory Bird Treaty Act […] Read more →

Migration press notice

Russia’s skies to fill with snow-coloured swans signalling winter is on the way […] Read more →

Ring found/Найденное кольцо

Today, the reindeer breeders of the “Ilebts” community handed in a swan ring […] Read more →

Deadline for early bird registration!

The deadline for early bird registration is fast approaching! For a discount on your registration fee, make sure you register your attendance by 1 August 2018 […] Read more →

World Migratory Bird Day celebrations

World Migratory Birds Day is celebrated every May. This year the State Nenetskiy Zapovednik (reserve) in the Russian Arctic dedicated the day to the Bewick’s swan […] Read more →

Latest swan colour-marking update from WWT

In August 2017, a team made up of staff from WWT and University College London (UCL) joined Russian colleagues on an expedition to the Russian tundra to catch and colour-ring Bewick’s Swans […] Read more

Bewick’s Swan Champion Workshop in Russia

Last week, a workshop was held in Naryan-Mar in the Russian Arctic to plan activities that champion Bewick’s Swans and their wetland habitats and reduce their hunting. Creative and practical ideas were discussed with energy and enthusiasm in what was a very inspiring day […] Read more

Trumpeter Swan research in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem

Research is continuing to investigate the factors that affect the long-term persistence and resilience of Trumpeter Swan flocks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem […] Read more

US Fish and Wildlife Service swan survey reports available online

Trumpeter Swan survey reports and data are available […] Read more

First Announcement: 6th International Swan Symposium

We are delighted to announce that the 6th International Swan Symposium will be held at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia, from 16–19 October 2018 […] Read more

Winter reflections of Bewick’s swans in the UK

As the festive season is upon us, we are still waiting for our annual ‘swan-fall’ here in the UK. On one or two days every winter, we are treated to the mass arrival of Bewick’s swans from the Russian arctic […] Read more