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The Beavers (England) Order 2022

The Beavers (England) Order 2022 was laid before Parliament on 22nd of July. The Order, coming into force from 1st October 2022, has two effects:

  • The Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) will be listed in Schedule 2 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017. This will include the animal in the list of European Protected Species, and provides the species with legal protection against the unlicensed capture, killing or disruption.
  • The Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) will be included in Schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which lists animals that may not be released or allowed to escape into the wild and plants which may not be planted or otherwise caused to grow in the wild.
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