FOREVER HOME FOR BEAVERS
ENGLAND’S first wild breeding group of beavers have been legally given the right to remain in the wild.
The Government has said that the population of up to 15 family groups of beavers can stay in their east Devon home forever. This is the first legally allowed reintroduction of an extinct mammal to England, and comes after a five-year trial was carried out by Devon Wildlife Trust.
The beavers live on the River Otter, and University of Exeter researchers have said that the creatures have brought benefits to people and wildlife living along the river, including reducing the risk of flooding for houses further downstream.