Sophie Pavelle hasn’t seen a beaver yet, after many attempts, but says “I’ve since learned my lesson, even more so as we approach week six of national lockdown. We don’t have to ‘see’ nature in order to appreciate it.”
Chris Jones considers the changes in nature of his Cornwall Beaver Project over the years, from a Victorian ditch to a wetland mosaic managed by beavers.
Alex Dinsdale looks for the middle ground with native animal reintroductions, moving beyond polarised debate.
Eva Bishop tackles life in the pandemic lockdown – connecting her children with nature is the lifesaving move of every morning and afternoon.
Traditional methods of agriculture, development and flood management where we humans cut, dig and build will not work in the future. We need a more natural and effective approach that will rebuild resilience for our hothouse future.
We are beaver believers and welcome you to join our mission to recover Britain’s waterways and land by working with our long lost friend, the beaver.
The Beaver Trust is a new charity helping landowners and communities. We support beaver reintroduction projects and raise awareness of the benefits of beavers and how to live happily alongside them again.
Close your eyes; rewind a few decades… breath in the rich smells and sights of the bucolic British countryside of not-so-long-ago. Verges thick with the hum of butterflies and bees, skies full of swooping peewits and starlings, sluggish streams burbling by, flashing with perch and trout, the verdant thrust of cathedral hedgerows shading cool banks… This was the magnificent cacophony of life that once blessed these small islands, when people lived in relative harmony among the rest of nature. We are one, after all. It’s a deeply-rooted vision that some of us remember well; tragically one that our children and grandchildren may never see.