After four centuries of extinction, beavers have finally returned to London waters. As part of the rewilding movement, which is painting London green, the borough of Enfield has seen a male and female beaver introduced to a local wildlife area, Forty Hall Farm. Local residents will also be able to decide the names of these beavers, which have been assigned the placeholder names of Justin Beaver and Sigourney Beaver. Council leaders are also very on board, with Deputy Leader of Enfield Council Ian Barnes calling the moment they were released “very emotional”. Schemes similar to this have become more common recently, with a ‘superbloom’ of wildflowers surrounding the Tower of London to promote wildlife and nature across London and to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. In neighboring Kent, bison will soon be introduced to Blean Woods, where their effect on the local environment will be tested. Beavers could also come to different parts of London, with reintroduction also being considered for areas of West London. All of these projects enrich the natural ecosystems of the economic heart of the country and bring us all closer to nature in the urban sprawl of South East England.
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This notice was published: 2022-03-31 21:51:06