Beavers once shaped our landscape, but have since been hunted to almost extinction. What does the future look like for beavers in the UK?

Beavers once roamed across our countryside, shaping the landscape and waterways, providing habitat for a huge abundance of fish, birds and insects, but have since been hunted almost to extinction. In this talk, you will learn about their history, what’s being done now to provide suitable habitats to facilitate beaver reintroduction, and what the future looks like for beavers in the UK.

The Beaver Trust and Cornwall Beaver Project help people to relearn how to live alongside beavers and wetlands through talking to communities, setting up networks, and supporting projects across the country with their team of beaver experts.

Field Studies Council Natural History Live webinars are free online learning experiences for adults, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom and we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Sign up for the Field Studies Council Biodiversity newsletter to find out about our other online learning opportunities and receive exclusive discounts.

This event can be booked through the Natural History Live webinars Evenbrite page.

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These Natural History Live webinars are made available to all at no cost. If you would like to contribute to the Natural History Live webinar programme you can do so by selecting the option Donation and specify the amount you wish to donate. All donated fees contribute financially towards supporting adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences. This event can be booked through the Natural History Live webinars Evenbrite page.

Example Timetable

The usual format of Natural History Live virtual events is:

  • 5 minute intro by the FSC Biodiversity project team
  • 30-40 minute talk presented by guest speaker
  • 15-25 minute speaker Q&A session hosted by a FSC staff member

What's Included

Before You Attend

Please note that after booking on to the event:

  • You will need to download the Zoom software before we start. This is free and you can do so here:
  • You can sign into the Zoom test meeting any time before to test if everything is working for you here:

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