Fifteen families of beavers have been given the permanent “right to remain” on the River Otter in East Devon.
The decision was made by the government following a five-year study by the Devon Wildlife Trust into beavers’ impact on the local environment.
The Trust called it “the most ground-breaking government decision for England’s wildlife for a generation”.
It’s the first time an extinct native mammal has been given government backing to be reintroduced in England.
Environment minister Rebecca Pow said that in the future they could be considered a “public good” and farmers and…
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