Officials grant license to re-release River Otter beavers

One of the River Otter beavers. Picture: BBC

One of the River Otter beavers. Picture: BBC - Credit: Archant

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.