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Eurasian Beaver now legally protected in England


Still Waters
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Eurasian beavers have been recognised as a European protected species in England, making it illegal to capture, kill, injure or disturb them.

The move limits measures previously available to "control" beavers.

Landowners will not be able to damage a burrow or dam without a license from Natural England, for example.

Wildlife charities praised the move, saying beavers' dams helped the environment, keeping water clean and preventing flooding and drought.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-63077068

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12 hours ago, Still Waters said:

making it illegal to capture, kill, injure or disturb them

Heaven forbid a farmer needing to clear an obstruction that is damaging his property or killing other wildlife :( 

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On 10/1/2022 at 2:57 PM, Still Waters said:

Eurasian beavers have been recognised as a European protected species in England, making it illegal to capture, kill, injure or disturb them.

The move limits measures previously available to "control" beavers.

Landowners will not be able to damage a burrow or dam without a license from Natural England, for example.

Wildlife charities praised the move, saying beavers' dams helped the environment, keeping water clean and preventing flooding and drought.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-63077068

Here in the Netherlands they are considered more and more as a plague.

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On 10/1/2022 at 9:49 PM, and-then said:

Heaven forbid a farmer needing to clear an obstruction that is damaging his property or killing other wildlife :( 

They can be a pest for some people.  

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