Monthly Archives: July 2012

Beaver project for Wales

Written on July 19, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Today the Welsh Beaver Project published a report entitled An investigation into the feasibility of reintroducing European beaver to Wales based on 5 years of study. The report, which makes the case for a managed pilot introduction, was supported by the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, John Griffiths who said in a statement, “…the reintroduction ofContinue Reading

Beavers and flood mitigation

Written on July 16, 2012 at 6:48 am

Despite being the height of  summer, heavy rain in England and Wales seems never-ending and warnings of localised and more extensive flooding are all too frequent. This could be the shape of things to come, and brings sharply into the focus the suggested role of beavers in flood mitigation, water retention, water purification, sediment trappingContinue Reading