Beavers' do dam good work cleaning water, research reveals

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Eurasian beaver in water eating twigBeavers have been shown to reduce pollution entering water supplies. Photo, Michael Symes

Beavers could help clean up polluted rivers and stem the loss of valuable soils from farms, new research shows.

Tagged with: Species, Beavers, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Hydrology, Richard Brazier, Sediment, University of Exeter, Water quality

We've been nominated for a top BBC Countryfile award!

Thursday 19th January 2017

A beaver sits on the banks of the River OtterWith your vote our work with the River Otter beavers could win an award

Local conservation charity Devon Wildlife Trust could be in line for a prestigious honour for its work with beavers.

Tagged with: Species, BBC, Beavers, Countryfile, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust. Scotland

Two new beavers released at secret East Devon location

Thursday 26th May 2016

Beaver takes its first wild swimA female beaver takes to the water in its new East Devon home. Photo, Nick Upton/

• Two beavers released to join existing wild colony on River Otter • Successful – and sanctioned - release hailed as crucial next step in the story of England’s wild beaver • New arrivals will add to the ‘genetic diversity’ of the existing wild population

Tagged with: Species, Beavers, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Release, River Otter, River Otter Beaver Trial

Name our beaver mascot!

Tuesday 17th May 2016

Beaver costumeThis is your chance to give a name to our Cofton Country Holidays sponsored beaver mascot

We're looking for help in naming our new beaver mascot.

Tagged with: Fundraising, Beavers, Cofton Country Holidays, Devon Wildlife Trust, River Otter

Devon's wild beavers receive boost

Thursday 5th May 2016

Beaver emereges from its lodgeBeavers in Devon have received a boost with new funding. Photo, Ben Lee

Tagged with: Fundraising, Beavers, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Peter De Haan, River Otter