Beavers are back, and are slowing recovering
This interactive map describes where Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber) currently live in Britain. Red pins represent enclosures containing beavers whilst the green pins aim to approximate the range of wild beavers. Users can search a place name or zoom and pan to explore different areas; clicking on the pins reveals more information.
Beaver Trust has made every effort to supply accurate information and has sought permission from relevant parties for each site’s inclusion in the map. However, the map is just a snapshot of beavers in Britain today. As beavers get released on other sites and as wild populations grow, the picture evolves. These changes will be reflected in regular map updates but users should be aware that the map will not always be completely up to date. In addition, some pins have intentionally been placed with low geographical precision in order to preserve the privacy and security of beavers and private landowners. Beaver Trust will not be responsible if the information contained in the map is misinterpreted or misused whilst responsibility for complying with all land access regulations, of course, lies with the user.
The map doesn’t contain any pins for zoos even though some (such as Wildwood in Kent) do keep a group of beavers and several others (such as Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian) help with beaver translocations between sites.
To find out more about the history and impact of beavers in Britain, click here.