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'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.
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
We have reached our appeal target and taken a huge step closer to securing Bystock nature reserve for the future!
Find out more here
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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.
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