Maddie Stannard says, “Leaving the planet in a better state than we found it, both socially and environmentally, should be a goal universally shared, and by taking a leaf out of the beaver’s book, we can begin to emulate the same principles.”

Dominic Buscall says, “Each of these projects is significant in its own right, but what is most exciting about Wild Ken Hill is its potential scalability across lowland UK, and its ability to balance conservation and farming discourses.”

Rob Knott says, “As an obsessive naturalist, I find it easy to remember the dates of my first sightings of species.”

Jenny Mann says, “I can remember the excitement building each night and my failed attempts to contain the oh’s and ah’s of my visitors as they caught site of their first wild beaver.”

Calum Hudson says, “The thought of wild swimming with beavers conjures up a magical and untouchable experience. It forces my mind to reach back into a primordial and bygone past where countless wild animals freely roamed the UK countryside.”

Duncan Pepper says, “It seems to me that anglers (especially trout and salmon anglers) should be clamouring to get beaver into their rivers – and where there are already beavers, they should be doing all they can to support their presence.”

Lucy Hodson says, “Beavers and bees. Not two creatures you’d typically associate with each other.”

Milly Gigg says, “Whilst coronavirus has put a stop to human life as we know it, quite the opposite can be said for nature and wildlife.”

Sara King is often asked, “‘why do we need to conserve or restore certain species or habitats’, ‘what do we need that species for?’, ‘What is the point of them?’”