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Flight of The Swans Wins Campaign of the Year at the 2017 ENDS Environmental Impact Award

Flight of the Swans won Campaign of the Year at the 2017 ENDS Environmental Impact Awards.

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 category was the innovative Pumpkin Rescue campaign by Hubbub UK.

It is the first year that long-running environment magazine, the ENDS Report, has run the awards. A full list of nominees and winners is available on their website.

WWT have thanked BPS and all the other Partners for the roles they’ve played in making a success of Flight of the Swans.

Below is an excerpt from the ENDS Environmental Impact Awards

FLIGHT OF THE SWANS

WILDFOWL & WETLANDS TRUST

‘Flight of the Swans’ was an expedition and a campaign that saw a ‘human swan’ flying the entire migration route of the Bewick’s swan, from Arctic Russia back to the UK, to try to find out why the species is disappearing, and what we can do to save them. As she and the swans raced to keep ahead of the arctic winter, she also dropped in on even remote communities for face to face meetings with schools, hunting groups, politicians and others, and shared footage and stories of her experiences with the media to raise local and international awareness.

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