1 November 2021
A consultation is launching to seek people’s views on whether beavers should be reintroduced to England’s rivers.
The creatures were once widespread throughout Britain, but were hunted to extinction 400 years ago.
Studies have shown that the return of the mammals could help to restore river habitats.
But the National Farmers’ Union warned that beavers’ dams can cause disruption.
The consultation will last for 12 weeks.
Source: BBC website