Hunted to extinction, beavers get shelter in Britain first time in 400 years

India Today | Aug 6, 2020 at 2:23 PM
  • The first beavers to live naturally in the wild in England for over 400 years have been given the green light to stay after a five-year trial showed their dam-building activities were good for wildlife and people.
  • Instead, they were allowed to stay for five years under a trial spearheaded by the Devon Wildlife Trust charity which studied their behaviour and impact on the environment.
  • The River Otter, like many of Devon’s rivers, is also home to otters.