Defra public consultation Wednesday 25 August about beaver reintroduction in England - supporting documents

Defra launched a public consultation on Wednesday 25 August about the approach to the release and management of beavers into the wild in England, following a successful reintroduction trial of beavers in Devon. The 12-week consultation is supported by the publication of the following papers:

• Natural England’s advice and recommendations for beaver reintroduction, management and licensing in England (NEER019);
• A review of the evidence on the interactions of beavers with the natural and human environments in relation to England (NEER0017), delivered to Defra in early December;
• Beaver reintroductions in England 2000 – 2021 (a brief history of beaver reintroduction over the last two decades) (JP036);
• Disease Risk Analysis for the Conservation Translocation of the Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber) to England (NECR345);
• Definition of Favourable Conservation Status (FCS) for Eurasian beaver (RP2949);
• Social dimensions of beaver reintroduction in England: qualitative research pilot – A summary of key findings (NECR323);
• The River Otter Beaver Trial: Natural England’s assessment of the trial and advice on the future of the beaver population (NEER018).

All papers are available on this page under 'Related resources’.

Related Access to Evidence records

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Social dimensions of beaver reintroduction in England: qualitative research pilot (NECR323)
Disease Risk Analysis for the Conservation Translocation of the Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber) to England (NECR345)
A review of the evidence on the interactions of beavers with the natural and human environment in relation to England (NEER017)
The River Otter Beaver Trial: Natural England’s assessment of the trial and advice on the future of the beaver population (NEER018)
Beaver reintroductions in England 2000 - 2021 (JP036)
Definition of Favourable Conservation Status for Eurasian beaver, Castor fiber (RP2949)
Advice and recommendations for beaver reintroduction, management and licensing in England (NEER019)