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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

08th September 2016

One woman. 7000 kilometres. 11 countries. By paramotor. Next week wildlife expert and conservationist Sacha Dench will begin her 4,600 mile journey from Siberia back home to the UK.

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

08th September 2016

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

08th September 2016

​Traveling across the frozen tundra of the Arctic, Dench will follow the migration path of thousands of Berwick’s swans to try and establish a reason for the continual decline in population. Numbers of Berwick’s swans reached disturbingly low levels in 2012 and conservation groups such as the WWT joined forces to support Dench’s mission - known as Flight of the Swans. Her motorised paraglider will take her through Finland, Poland and Germany, finishing at the WWT centre in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire. Following the birds at close quarters, she aims to find out the reason behind their decline, which might be illegal shooting or loss of habitat through climate change.

​To keep up to date with Sacha’s progress visit flightoftheswans.org

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