Conservation and Trapping Science

Beavers in London?
Jul 19, 2021 08:24 ET
Original: Beavers in London?
Rewilding campaigners want more farmers and land managers to trap and move troublesome populations rather than shoot the mammals under licence.

How to best manage beaver populations in Tayside is the subject of an outstanding judicial review.

Beavers can cause damage to farmland. Populations have undermined riverbanks and protective flood banks and impeded drainage through damming.

Conservationists have already worked with some Tayside landowners to trap beaver populations and move them to projects in Yorkshire, Devon and Wales in a process known as “translocation”.

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