Beavers: Protection and Management Guidance

DEFRA and Natural England have published a paper outlining the laws protecting Eurasian beavers and their habitats and the steps to follow when managing Eurasian beavers in England.

From 1 October 2022 Eurasian beavers in England will be a European protected species. This means that new legislation will give them extra protection.

This paper outlines the:

  • steps that should be followed when managing beavers
  • legislation protecting beavers and the environment