Monthly Archives: November 2019

The National Trust to release beavers in two places in the south of England.

Written on November 21, 2019 at 9:27 am

In 2020 The National Trust will introduce a pair of beavers into fenced enclosures at both Holnicote (also Atlas Obscura) near Exmoor in the County of Somerset and Valewood, Black Down in the South Downs near Haslemere. The recently announced plans have been approved by Natural England and the impacts of the beavers on theContinue Reading

China’s “Princess of the Beavers” on a conservation mission

Written on November 18, 2019 at 7:53 pm

In the Altay prefecture in Northern Xinjiang, People’s Republic of China, Chu Wenwen is a wildlife biologist working to try and save the endangered Sino-Mongolian beaver. From a very young age Chu Wenwen has followed and learnt from her father Chu Hongjun, a notable wildlife expert. The Sino-Mongolian beaver, Castor fiber birulai, is only found onContinue Reading

“Beavers like music!”

Written on November 14, 2019 at 3:51 pm

The Diplomat has an interesting article about rangers in Mongolia and the work they do, including looking after a captive group of 48 beavers from Russia and Germany. These are used for reintroduction projects. To quote, “Reintroduction projects haved gained popularity as beaver dams improve watersheds and help restore the natural ecosystem.“  Apparently, the captiveContinue Reading

Beaver seen on Loch Lomand in Scotland

Written on November 5, 2019 at 12:39 pm

A beaver has been seen to the southeast of Loch Lomand in Scotland. The Loch is 36 km long and 1-8 km wide with its southern shores about 23 km northwest of the City of Glasgow. This is a significant sighting since it shows that beavers have made their way west from the River Tay,Continue Reading