ECOS 36 (2) Return of the beaver – lessons from the River Otter. Mark Elliot

Abstract: In ECOS 35 (2) 2014,ยน Derek Gow outlined the proposals by Defra officials to trap and remove the wild-living beavers on the River Otter in East Devon. Since then a great deal has happened, culminating in the licenced release of beavers back into the English countryside in March 2015. This article discusses recent progress with the return of beavers to Britain and draws lessons from events linked to the River Otter saga.

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