Led by environmentalists James Wallace, Nicky Saunter, Eva Bishop, Chris Jones and Iain Beath, we are energetic change makers, trusted conveners and engaging collaborators.
These special people guide us on our ambitious mission and make sure we achieve the greatest impact, and have fun. We are growing our small board of trustees so do contact us if you are interested and have experience in conservation, fundraising, science, education, policy or communications.
We are thrilled to have the support of a fantastic Ambassador Team. These talented, experience professionals are driven by the urgent wish to restore wildlife and build climate resilience, using the beaver as a totem for reconnecting communities with the landscapes that feed, water and house us.
Gathered from Britain, continental Europe and North America, these talented people share their independent scientific advice with the Beaver Trust team to help us make sure that our work is evidence-based and balanced. Their expertise covers a broad range of research and professional experience from the biology, ecology and behaviour of beavers to their impact on wildlife, water, floods, droughts, fishing, farming, society and the economy. Each panel member’s views are their own and they are not responsible for the content and opinions that Beaver Trust express. This is a new section of our website with new members to be announced shortly!
We are a collaborative alliance of people and organisations bringing together and sharing our skills and resources to shake things up and make a difference.
“Beavers, and the ponds and wetlands they create, provide an extraordinary array of ecological services, from dissipating floods to filtering out water pollution. Beaver Trust’s support for landowners and communities will help restore this keystone species to Britain — and benefit all the other creatures, from beetles to bats to songbirds, that depend on watery habitats for their survival.” Ben Goldfarb
We people of Beaver Trust are very fortunate to be supported by the kindness of funders who range from individual fundraisers and donors to family trusts and foundations. They have given generously to help us set up and develop our new charity, recognising the links between enabling environmental impact and resulting social and economic benefit, including health, well-being and tackling the looming threat of climate change.