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Leading wildlife and conservation NGOs unite in support of speedier beaver restoration

Source: butterfly-conservation.org

Butterfly Conservation and more than 60 leading conservation, wildlife and nature organisations have come together to support an appeal by Beaver Trust to speed up the restoration of beavers to Britain.

The Beaver Trust has sent a letter to Government asking them to commit to an ambitious strategy by the end of 2020 for beaver restoration across England. Their restoration is supported by Tony Juniper, The Chair of Natural England, and George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, who recently announced in a statement that beavers are native to Britain.

The letter asks the Government to ensure there is no moratorium on the current, effective system of beaver licensing and to accelerate reasonable applications as part of their work to address the climate and ecological emergency. MORE

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