Monthly Archives: February 2020

ROBT Science and Evidence Report published

Written on February 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm

The River Otter Beaver Trial (ROBT) Science and Evidence Report has been published. The five year trial, licenced by Natural England, has been a partnership between Devon Wildlife Trust, Clinton Devon Estates, Derek Gow Consultancy and the University of Exeter. The report marks the end of the trial and summarisies the studies that have beenContinue Reading

Beavers to be released at the Knepp Estate, Sussex in 2020

Written on February 10, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Two pairs of beavers will be released under Natural England licence into a 250 ha enclosure in the River Adur catchment on Knepp Estate in spring or autumn this year. The release will constitute a 5-year trial run by the Sussex Wildlife Trust and Knepp Estate (Knepp Reintroductions, Countrylife, Sussex Wildlife Trust, The Argus). TheContinue Reading

Beavers released onto National Trust property at Holnicote Estate in Somerset, southern England

Written on February 4, 2020 at 10:55 am

A male and female beaver have been translocated from the River Tay in Scotland to a 2.7 ha fenced enclosure at Holnicote Estate owned by the National Trust in Somerset. The transfer has been carried out under licence from Scottish Natural Heritage and Natural England. The beavers will be monitored by staff from the NationalContinue Reading

Beaver dams in Essex holding up well

Written on February 1, 2020 at 11:04 am

The beavers released at the Spains Hall Estate in Finchingfield, Essex, last year to try to reduce flooding in the nearby village have been building lots of dams and creating wetlands. It appears that so far the beavers and their dams are standing up well to heavy rainfall (BBC News).