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Beavers: Devon

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 201515, tabled on 19 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with Natural England on the control of the population of wild beavers in Devon.

Answered on

26 June 2014

Defra, Natural England and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency have discussed the need to recapture and rehome the population of wild beavers in Devon and also the process for doing so.