Beavers in Devon

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 2.8 hectare Culm grassland and wet woodland site in private ownership. Conservation manager Peter Burgess said: It is excellent to have the pair of beavers on site. Though not a release into the wild like the trial being carried out in Scotland, we hope studying these creatures over the next few years will yield insights into the impact on one of our most treasure wetland habitats.

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 2:53 am

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