Beavers to make ‘cautious’ return to England with legal protection

Beavers to make ‘cautious’ return to England with legal protection

The government is launching a consultation on more reintroductions to the wild after a successful trial in Devon

Beavers will be released into the wild under government proposals to support a “cautious” return of the semi-aquatic mammals to English rivers.

The native animals will also be given legal protection in England, making it an offence to deliberately capture, kill, disturb or injure them, or damage their breeding sites or resting places, as part of efforts to support their recovery.

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