Beaver trial suc­cess

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

A TRIAL of beavers liv­ing wild on an English river for the first time in cen­turies shows they can live along­side peo­ple and de­liver ben­e­fits for nature and com­mu­ni­ties, ex­perts have said.

As the five-year trial of the beavers on the River Ot­ter in Devon draws to a close, con­ser­va­tion­ists say the aquatic mam­mals have been cre­at­ing habi­tat and help­ing wildlife such as wa­ter voles.

The animals were hunted to ex­tinc­tion in Bri­tain around 400 years ago.

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