Beavers returning to Sussex
In 2020, Defra gave approval to introduce Beavers within two enclosed areas within Sussex. The first, the Sussex Beaver Trial will see two pairs released on the Knepp Estate in West Sussex is a 250 ha enclosure. The second is on the National Trust's Black Down Estate, in Valewood, were at least two pairs will be released within the enclosed area. Both projects have a licence for 5 years, and will be monitoring the changes over this period, adding to the growing evidence base.
Beaver seen on the Adur River, West Sussex - more information at sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/beaver-exploring-the-adur-landscape