The benefits of letting beavers loose in England's rivers

An evaluation of a first-of-a-kind beaver project in Devon has found that the biodiversity and flood management benefits that Eurasian beavers bring to English landscapes far out outweigh any negatives, but some farmers are concerned about their impact on farmland. James Agyepong-Parsons reports

by James Agyepong-Parsons
Since the beavers’ mysterious arrival to the River Otter catchment, things have been looking up for wildlife. Photograph: Devon Wildlife Trust
Since the beavers’ mysterious arrival to the River Otter catchment, things have been looking up for wildlife. Photograph: Devon Wildlife Trust

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