Officials grant license to re-release River Otter beavers

PUBLISHED: 13:41 28 January 2015 | UPDATED: 13:41 28 January 2015

One of the River Otter beavers. Picture: BBC

One of the River Otter beavers. Picture: BBC

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A beaver population downstream from Ottery can be re-released into the wild, following a decision from Natural England today.

A licence has been issued to Devon Wildlife Trust, granting permission for the managed release of the beavers, on a five year trial basis.

The licence is subject to a number of conditions, including confirmation that the beavers are of Eurasian origin and are free of the Echinococcus multilocularis parasite.

Read the full story in the Ottery Herald on Friday.

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