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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

Two release sites proposed for Mid-Wales

After much public consultation and discussion, two reintroduction sites have been proposed for the pilot reintroduction of beavers to Wales: the Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre and Nant Myherin in the upper reaches of the Afon Merin. Both sites are owned and managed by NRW. It is proposed that... [ Read More ... ]

Beavers great for dragonflies and damselflies!

The effect of the Eurasian Beaver on Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) by Sara Schloemer, Lutz Dalbeck and Andreé Hamm. Institute of crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES). ***Download the scientific poster from the download page*** Introduction As a result of a reintroduction project in 1981 the Eurasian Beaver returned to... [ Read More ... ]

Do beavers benefit Scottish wild salmon?

From: Ref: 12/141 08 August 2012 Beaver dam Reintroduced European beavers could have an overall positive impact on wild salmon populations in Scotland, according to a study by the University of Southampton. Representatives of recreational fisheries interests north and south of the border are concerned that beavers can harm... [ Read More ... ]

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