• © Ian Sargent

  • © Ian Sargent

  • © Ian Sargent

  • © Ian Sargent

The Welsh Beaver Project is investigating the feasibility of bringing wild beavers (Castor fiber) back to Wales. This work is being led by the Wildlife Trusts in Wales as part of their Living Landscapes strategy.

This website aims to provide reliable useful information on the European Beaver.  It has been developed in coordination with farming, forestry, fisheries and conservation interests as part of a cooperative consultation exercise.

Here you can find out more about beavers, download reports and get the details of the public events we will be holding.

We are keen to hear what you think about the reintroduction of beavers to Wales.  Please send us your comments by phone, email or letter.

Welsh Beaver Project
376 High Street
LL57 1YE

Tel: 01248 351541



Latest News

Beaver reintroduction needs your help

The Welsh Beaver Project needs your help for the final push! Beavers, once native to Britain, have been extinct for hundreds of years but The Welsh Beaver Project, which is managed by the Wildlife Trusts in Wales, is working to get beavers reintroduced to Wales within the next two years. The... [ Read More ... ]

Bavaria Beaver Visit

In May 2016 I attended an educational beaver trip to Bavaria to find out more about beaver management. I was also joined by a research group from Exeter University and the Forestry Commission from England. Beavers were once widespread throughout Germany, but these populations were also unsustainably hunted for their... [ Read More ... ]

Beaver Management Handbook

A beaver management handbook has now been published! The Eurasian Beaver Handbook has been written by Roisin Campbell-Palmer and beaver experts from the UK and Europe, with support and funding from the Wildlife Trusts in Wales and Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The handbook contains lots of information on the Eurasian beaver,... [ Read More ... ]

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