Beaver Trust

Restoring our rivers and wildlife with beavers

The climate and extinction emergencies threaten communities everywhere. Beavers can help us create habitats that store water and carbon, reduce flooding and pollution and give space to nature. Join Beaver Trust’s urgent mission to restore British rivers and together breathe life back into our land.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1185451)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£60,000

Donations

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    Categories

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Cycles of storms, repeat flooding and drought are the new norm. Industrialised farming has degraded our land. Our rivers are polluted. Our treasured wildlife is dying. The security of our water, food, livelihoods and homes is at risk. We cannot resolve these catastrophic problems alone. Instead, we must work together across whole landscapes and reconnect with the wild life that sustains us. We must empower communities to choose natural solutions to our human-made problems and we must act now.

Solution

We enable community-led river restoration. We provide support and funding to help people live alongside beavers and incentivise farmers to give space for rivers to regenerate naturally. With minimal cost and simple management, beavers and river buffers will clean, slow and store water and provide habitats and food for wildlife. Our national programmes and partnerships inform and inspire people to build local climate resilience and recover wildlife, creating nature recovery networks along rivers.

  • The beaver is such an extraordinary animal. It’s the one critical creature that can make a massive difference to biodiversity in the UK. An ecosystem engineer that can transform landscapes and improve life for all of us.

    — Simon Reeve: author, TV presenter, journalist

  • Beavers have always been the kind of benchmark that I've tracked our ability and drive to 're-establish things' and bring stuff back. The fact that in my lifetime that I've been able to go and see a wild beaver, speaks volumes about our ability to boost biodiversity and the drive to do so.

    — Jack Baddams: naturalist and BBC Springwatch Researcher