Derbyshire Wildlife Trust thanks beaver supporters

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s initial target of £35,000 to bring beavers back to Derbyshire has been met within weeks of the campaign going live!
The Trust can now press ahead with plans – thanks to the overwhelming generosity and support of the public, particularly in the Trent valley. The Trust launched their plans to bring beavers back to Derbyshire at the end of February and have been inundated with pledges of support online and directly to the Trust’s office. Funds were needed to make the site secure with beaver-proof fencing and the Trust has now moved onto a second stage to raise funds to cover £17,400 for health checks, transport and beaver monitoring costs. Matt Buckler, Nature Recovery Network manager at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust said; “We’re overjoyed at the fantastic response we’ve had to plans to bring beavers back to our Willington Wetlands reserve. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and supported us in this first month – it means the world to us. We’re now able to press on and continue raising funds for all the costs involved.” The crowdfunder campaign is open for two more months or donations can be made direct to the Trust on the website. Beaver adoption packs are also available from the DWT online shop priced at £29.99, which include a soft toy, key ring, beaver booklet, book mark and an adoption certificate. The Trust hopes to release beavers at Willington within the next year.