Flight of the Swans, Europe
WWT’s record-breaking proposal to fly the migratory route of the Bewick’s swan by paramotor has been launched! Partners gathered at the Royal Geographic Society in central London, 27th January, to celebrate (see picture, right, with paramotor in the background). In September 2016, our colleague, Ms Sacha Dench, plans to fly from Arctic Russia, to Lake Ladoga and St Petersburg, through the Baltic States, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium and then finally across the Channel to the UK. Along the way she will be stopping at wetland centres, visiting community groups and taking amazing footage of landscapes and people that she encounters – it promises to be an exciting ride! If you would like to be kept updated, please search for ‘Flight of the Swans’ on facebook, or @WWTSwanFlight on twitter.