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Survey on wild introductions of beaver to England. Closing tomorrow.

FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
edited November 2021 in The potting shed
If you have feelings about the introduction of beavers in to the wild, please check out the Defra survey below. The keystone species were hunted to extinction in England 400 years ago. 
This chance to have your say on bringing them back, ends tomorrow (Wed 17th Nov 21).


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,382
    Thanks @Fire.   Interesting info in there.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,585
    We have a pair locally which were introduced this year. They have settled in well and already having an impact.
  • LoxleyLoxley NottinghamPosts: 4,887
    I find the idea of beavers reducing flooding (by making upland catchment areas drain more slowly) very convincing. But I am slightly concerned they might cause flooding in lowland and urban areas. Translocating wild animals often works out in ways we didn't anticipate or want!
  • BraidmanBraidman Sunny QuedgeleyPosts: 250
    Have a look on You tube at the heavy industrial machinery that is required to remove dams in the US and Canada!
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