Monthly Archives: June 2011

Beavers and Fish: New Paper Published

Written on June 24, 2011 at 7:47 am

The relationship between beavers and fish has been much debated and is a key issue to be considered in reintroduction proposals within Britain. Following their review of this topic for Scottish Natural Heritage (2010), Paul Kemp and colleagues have just published a paper based on this report in the journal Fish and Fisheries (online publication at presentContinue Reading

Your Chance to State Your Views about the Reintroduction of Beavers to Britain… and What Does Chris Packham Think?

Written on June 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Richard Taylor-Jones, producer for the Springwatch Adventure Team,  asks what you think about the reintroduction of beavers to the UK. Visit Richard’s blog and add your comments. In the BBC Wildlife Magazine, Chris Packham was asked, What species, if any, do you think should be reintroduced to Britain? Chris’ reply was, Beaver. Properly and NOW! It’s a disgrace that this rodentContinue Reading

Beavers in Devon

Written on June 3, 2011 at 2:53 am

As reported on the Devon Wildlife Trust’s website and in the Shooting Times, the Devon WildlifeTrust has moved two beavers to a secure location in the north of the county, as part of a three-year experiment to restore a rare wetland habitat. The Trust says that the animals have settled well into their new home, a 2.8Continue Reading