Beavers to be released into Cumbria in the North of England

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 and the RSPB. A family of beavers ( 2 adults and four young) from the River Tay in Scotland will be released in March. One of the aims of the trial is to assess the impact of beavers in the upland landscape. (BBC News, The Sun, Daily Star Post, Manchester Evening News, Wildlife News)

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 7:09 pm

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