Return of the Beaver - University of Exeter, Embercombe and Devon Wildlife Trust

Event Date: 
4 Jun 2019 - 11:00 to 6 Jun 2019 - 14:00
Type: 
Other Events

Return of the Beaver, A Practical Guide 4 - 6 June

With Ben Goldfarb,  Derek Gow and Richard Brazier

There are now around 1000 beavers living in Great Britain, the beginning of a great recovery story for a species that was thought until recently to be forever lost from our shores.

How has this happened in the last decade? Is it good news, what does it mean for the future of our native fauna and the overall restoration of something we might think of as ‘the wild’ and, above all, what can we do to get involved?

We are delighted to be welcoming Ben Goldfarb (author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter), Derek Gow and Professor Richard Brazier to a talk (3 June) and two-day course (4 - 6 June), Return of the Beaver.

Hosted by University of Exeter, Embercombe and  Devon Wildlife Trust this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the science, the stories and the practical implications that surround the reintroduction of this once extinct animal to Great Britain.

We will be looking at the opportunities and challenges of beaver reintroduction and what we can learn from others, both in this country and in the US, where beavers are still found in relatively intact ecosystems.