Plans to release beavers into the wild in England have been set out in a consultation launched on the 25th August.

Following on from some controlled pilot reintroductions, it marks a “cautious step” towards further reintroductions and establishing native beaver populations.

In the right place, beavers can play a hugely significant role in helping to restore nature to England. Widely referred to as ‘ecosystem engineers’, they create dams from trees, mud and rocks, which raise water levels, creating pools and wetland habitats that support the recovery of a wide range of native species. However, their proposed reintroduction has been controversial among some landowners and recreational water users.

The consultation – which closes on the 17th November – can be found at: Consultation on approach to beaver reintroduction and management in England - Defra - Citizen Space


Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.