Bringing back the beaver to North Norfolk

by Norfolk Rivers Trust in Bayfield, England, United Kingdom

£6,020

raised so far

+ est. £1166.25 Gift Aid

115

supporters

After an absence of several hundred years, our project will reintroduce native beavers back to the Glaven River in North Norfolk.

by Norfolk Rivers Trust in Bayfield, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Every pound we raise over our initial target will be spent on ongoing maintenance costs and also fund further research by local university students. 


For thousands of years humans and beavers co-existed in North Norfolk and signs of our shared heritage can still be seen, including beavers on village signs and the discovery of giant beaver fossils along the coast.

Beavers were hunted to extinction in Norfolk as recently as 400 years ago and with their disappearance we lost an important part of our natural heritage, alongside a species pivotal in maintaining the health of our freshwater ecosystems.

Our exciting project will reintroduce beavers into a fully secure 6 hectare enclosure within the upper reaches of the river Glaven in North Norfolk.

Norfolk Rivers Trust have already completed the majority of the project, including securing the land, completing a feasibility study, raising funding for fencing the enclosure and submitting the licence application to Natural England.

We're now looking to raise the final amount required to secure a pair of UK health checked beavers, and also to expand our research and maintenance programme.

In return for your donations we have a range of rewards on offer, including naming the beavers, attending the exclusive release event and receiving a wood cutting from these industrious animals!

For more information please visit our website: https://norfolkriverstrust.org/beavers/ 

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