From Scotland to Madagascar with love: safe havens for world's rarest duck

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Conservationists used floating cages from Scottish salmon farms to rear and release Madagascar pochards

Two floating cages from Scottish salmon farms have been transformed into a safe haven for the world’s rarest duck, which was driven to the brink of extinction by fish farming.

Twenty-one Madagascar pochards, an unobtrusive brown duck that for 15 years was believed to be extinct, have been released on to a lake in northern Madagascar.

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