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Cranes reintroduced to West Country after 400 years

It has been 400 years since wild cranes were regularly seen in the West Country.

The graceful birds are now being reintroduced to the region and it is hoped they will soon start breeding.

The precise location of where the cranes have been released is being kept secret.

The BBC's John Maguire met some of the conservationists taking part in this project at the Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.

  • 09 Aug 2010