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Cash appeal for Welsh beavers A BEAVER reintroduction project in Wales is asking for donations to help it get off the ground.

The Welsh Beaver Project said the money will help it select and prepare reintroduction sites, as well as applying for a licence.

It also needs funds to source the beavers, train volunteers and develop education opportunities.

Project officer Alicia Leow-Dyke said beaver dams can help clean watercourses and reduce downstream flooding.

"It could also provide a real boost for the tourism industry in Wales," she said.

The project is looking at a number of sites across Wales and staff have visited a scheme in Bavaria where beavers were first reintroduced in the 1960s.

Beavers were released in Scotland in 2009, while the Devon Wildlife Trust introduced a pair of beavers into the River Otter in England last year.

The trials have faced opposition from farmers, who fear damage to productive land.

Radnorshire Wildlife Trust has set up a Welsh Beaver Project donation page on the Just Giving website.

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Date:Sep 15, 2016
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