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.
We have reached our public appeal target and taken a huge step closer to securing Bystock nature reserve for the future!
Find out more here
An invitation to our AGM & members day
Sat 3 October
This year's AGM takes place on Sat 3 Oct at Broadclyst Victory Hall, nr Exeter.
We've had an amazing year! This is your chance to find out more about our achievements.
Speakers include Tony Juniper on 'What Nature Does For Britain' and Mark Elliot on the River Otter Beaver Project.
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