Monthly Archives: May 2020

Corwall Beaver Project featured on BBC Springwatch

Written on May 28, 2020 at 9:54 am

The Cornwall Beaver Project at Woodland Valley Farm, managed by farm owner Chris Jones and Cornwall Wildlife Trust, is currently featured on BBC Springwatch. The first of several vists to the project, hosted by Gillian Burke, took place in the programme aired on 26th May 2020, with others to follow. All details can be foundContinue Reading

Many beavers killed in Tayside, Scotland in 2019

Written on May 26, 2020 at 1:14 pm

It has been reported that large numbers of beavers (maybe up to 100) were legally killed by landowners and farmers in  Tayside, Scotland last year (The Ferret, BirdGuides), most between August and December.  Beavers were given legal protection in Scotland on May 1st 2019, and  now a licence must be obtained to control them. ScottishContinue Reading

Government urged to make a decision on restoring beavers to the English countryside

Written on May 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

Both the Beaver Trust has written to the Government asking that they make a timely decision on restoring beavers to the English countryside. The letter has been countersigned by more than 60 organisations, estates, experts and campaigners. The Wildlife Trusts have also written to the Government calling for a Beaver Strategy for England. A decisionContinue Reading