Monthly Archives: August 2020

Government ministers urged to adopt a national strategy for beavers in England

Written on August 19, 2020 at 3:39 pm

After consulting with 39 organisations ranging from farming and forestry represntatives to conservation groups, The Beaver Trust has written to Government ministers proposing a nationalĀ  beaver strategy for England. The strategy involvesĀ  a national framework for licenses, releases, protection and management. Not all organisations support the proposals, but all agree to be involved in futureContinue Reading

Beavers on the River Otter in SW England given official permission to remain

Written on August 6, 2020 at 9:44 am

A landmark decision by the Government announced today is that the colony of wild beavers living on the River Otter in Devon, SW England will be allowed to stay. This is the culmination of a 5 years reintroduction study on the River Otter run by Devon Wildlife Trust with the help of many scientists andContinue Reading

Large numbers of beavers culled on the River Tay in Scotland

Written on August 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

There is general concern about a high level of culling of beavers on the River Tay with numbers of around 100 being mentioned in the press (e.g. The Ferret). Official numbers killed under licence in 2019 are to be published by Scottish Natural Heritage soon. As a rule, licences for lethal control would only beContinue Reading