Monthly Archives: January 2020

Beavers in the Forest of Dean doing well

Written on January 27, 2020 at 4:39 pm

In July 2018, a pair of beavers was released into a 7 ha enclosure near Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. These were removed in February 2019 following a positive test for the parasitic tapeworm Echinococcus multicularis in one of them. Subsequently, another pair of beavers was released in the autumn of 2019,Continue Reading

Beavers to be released into Cumbria in the North of England

Written on January 17, 2020 at 7:09 pm

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have approved a licence for a trial release of beavers into an 11 ha enclosure on the Lower Estate, Penrith in the Eden Valley in Cumbria. The Lowther Estate is part of the Cumbria Beaver Group that includes Cumbria wildlife Trust, the Eden Rivers Trust andContinue Reading

Latvia’s animal of 2020

Written on January 13, 2020 at 5:01 pm

According to the Baltic Times, the beaver has been named the Animal of the Year in Latvia – worth celebrating!

Beavers can benefit people and nature

Written on January 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm

The start of the New Year has heralded several articles in the media about the potential benefits that beavers can bring to people (e.g. alleviate flooding, reduce sediment and pollutant levels in rivers) and nature (e.g. create diverse new habitats with a wealth of plants and animals) and refer to the 5-year trial release ofContinue Reading