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January 15, 2020 - The Sun (UK)

Beavers to be re-introduced in Cumbria 500 years after being wiped out by hunters

Beavers to be re-introduced in Cumbria 500 years after being wiped out by hunters
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BEAVERS are set to be reintroduced to the [UK's] Cumbria's Eden Valley after the species was hunted to extinction in the 16th Century.

There are also efforts to reintroduce the species in other parts of the UK, including Yorkshire and Somerset. It's part of a Government plan to see how beavers can restore small farmland streams and help with flood prevention. The Cumbria Beaver Group will begin a "managed return" of beavers on the Lowther Estate in March.

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