Beavers need your help
In late March, following detailed health screenings required by our Natural England licence, Devon Wildlife Trust re-released five Eurasian beavers on the River Otter. This marked the beginning of England's first wild beaver monitoring project, researching how the re-introduction of the beaver will affect wildlife, landscapes and communities in a lowland English river valley.
Thanks to generous public support, the River Otter Beaver Project has begun - and now a new generation of wild beavers has been born - please help this exciting work continue with a donation today.
APPEAL UPDATE: £57,421 raised so far! We estimate the research, animal welfare and community engagement work on the beaver project will cost around £100,000 per year
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Devon Wildlife Trust
Devon's Wild Beavers have babies!
Watch exclusive video of the kits here.
Show your support for our vital work for England's only breeding colony of wild beavers by clicking here.
You can help – these are the first beavers born as part of England's first ever beaver reintroduction project. Thanks to generous donations Devon Wildlife Trust was able to begin the River Otter Beaver Trial this year. We now need to raise the funds for this long term work. Find out how you can help here.
30 Days Wild
Make room for nature this June - no matter where you are!
Can you do something wild every day for 30 days? June is a fantastic time of the year to find new ways to connect with nature. Sign up to our 30 days wild challenge and let us motivate you along the way with a pack full of encouragement, ideas and Random Acts of Wildness.
Defend Nature: take action to protect Europe's laws for nature
Across Europe, including here in Devon, vital laws protect our most precious wildlife and wild places. It's not just wildlife that depend on them - we do too, for cleaner rivers, vital habitat for pollinating insects and natural places we can enjoy and spend time in. Without these laws our world would be a poorer place.
Right now the European Commission (EC) is reviewing these laws - the 'Nature Directives' - and asking people to give their opinion on them. So it's vital that as many of us as possible say that we feel strongly about this and don't want to see these laws weakened.To take action and make your voice heard, visit wildlifetrusts.org/defendnature
Help secure Bystock Pools' future
Bystock Pools, near Exmouth, is one of Devon's most loved wild places - but its future now needs to be secured. Devon Wildlife Trust has leased the site for 39 years, transforming it into a flourishing nature reserve - so we were very concerned when we learned that the landowner wanted to sell Bystock.
Fortunately, we've been given the chance to buy the site - as long as we can raise the funds by March 2016. Following some generous donations, DWT now needs to raise a further £45,000 to be able to purchase Bystock - and ensure it remains a haven for wildlife and a beautiful place for people.
Find out how you can help here or make a donation here (select Beautiful Bystock from the list)
What's your wild life?
We believe that all our lives are better when they're a bit wild.
We want to show how much nature matters to all our lives. Tell us what wildlife and wild places mean to you, read the stories, or share your wild life with us #MyWildLife.
Make a difference, make a donation
Find out how to make a world of difference for local wildlife here