Definition of Favourable Conservation Status for Eurasian beaver, Castor fiber (RP2949)

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This document sets out Natural England’s view on Favourable Conservation Status (FCS) for Eurasian beaver, Castor fiber, in England. FCS is defined in terms of three parameters: natural range and distribution; population; extent and quality of habitat necessary for long-term maintenance of populations.

Section 2 provides the summary definition of FCS in England. Section 3 covers contextual information, section 4 the units used and section 5 describes the evidence considered when defining FCS for each of the three parameters. Section 6 sets out the conclusions on favourable values for each of the three parameters. Annex 1 lists the references.

This document does not include any action planning, or describe actions, to achieve or maintain FCS. These will be presented separately, for example within strategy documents.

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