• © 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

Into the Wild!

Last week I was lucky enough to be at the Devon Wildlife Trust beaver release. This is only the second time that beavers have been released into wild in England as part of a licenced beaver reintroduction trial. Devon Wildlife Trust have been monitoring the beavers on the River Otter... [ Read More ... ]

Beavering Away!

  Over the past few weeks I have been exploring the breadth of Wales looking for sites that could be suitable for beavers. In my travels I have even been lucky enough to see some beaver habitat and beavers themselves! However, these were not in the wild, but enclosed captive... [ Read More ... ]

Wildlife Trusts project could see beavers return to Wales

A programme is underway to reintroduce the elusive beaver to Wales. Alicia Leow-Dyke is the new Welsh Beaver Project Officer and will work with the Wildlife Trusts in Wales to help restore habitats for the reintroduction of beavers and other species such as water voles, otters and dragonflies. Beavers, once... [ Read More ... ]

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Photos by Allard Martinius
Photos by Ian Sargent