News that a group of Devon beavers have been returned to the wild on the River Otter has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.
Friends of the Earth
Commenting on news that Devon’s wild beavers will be allowed to stay on the River Otter after being found clear of the disease Echinococcus multilocularis, Friends of the Earth campaigner Alasdair Cameron said: “This is fantastic news for everyone who fought to save these beavers.
Beavers living in the River Otter will be allowed to remain in the wild after they have been tested for disease, following a historic decision by Natural England to issue a licence to ‘re-introduce’ the under-threat animals.
The board of Natural England is being urged by Friends of the Earth to allow Devon’s beavers to remain in the wild, when it meets this morning (January 28, 2015) to discuss the issue.