Plans to release beavers into the wild in England have been set out in a consultation launched on the 25 August 2021.
Following on from some pilot controlled 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 which support the recovery of a wide range of native species.
The consultation closes on the 17 November 2021 - share your views.