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Industrial fallout

Duration: 00:48

Each year the aggregates industry in Britain creates five square miles of new lakes - ideal sanctuary for great crested grebes. As a direct result of these new wetlands, the birds have come back from near extinction to a total of 8,000 breeding pairs and rising.

Available since: Tue 13 Dec 2011

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Series celebrating wildlife year in Britain. 6/6 Looks at the influence of people on Britain's wildlife in the past & looks ahead to the new millennium.

First broadcast: 05 Dec 1999

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