Two beavers have been released onto a Dorset Wildlife Trust enclosed trial site in west Dorset. Over the coming months and years conservation experts will study how these beavers can improve the landscape for both wildlife and people. Beavers are often referred to as ‘ecosystem engineers’, improving water flow, water quality and biodiversity, providing a natural solution to growing concerns about wildlife decline in Dorset and the UK nationally.
This is the first trial of its kind in Dorset and working with partners at Exeter University and Wessex Water, the Dorset Wildlife Trust looks forward to sharing the progress of this ground-breaking conservation project. See the DWT website for more on this.
PLANET PURBECK PRESENTS... BEAVER FEVER
Join Planet Purbeck at 19:00, 24 Feb to hear all about an exciting new project looking to reintroduce beavers to Purbeck. A team from the National Trust will explain how they are working towards a positive and carefully-managed phased return of the captivating water engineers here in Purbeck.
Beavers have been present in Devon since 2008. Mark Elliot, Beaver Project Lead at Devon Wildlife Trust will be sharing his first-hand experience of the initial challenges and overarching success of the Beaver reintroduction in the area.
Join them at 19:00, 24 Feb to hear all about an exciting new project looking to reintroduce beavers to Purbeck, 400 years after they were hunted to extinction in Britain.
Event details and joining information (on Facebook)
National Trust video on the reintroduction of Beavers to Purbeck