Eurasian Beaver was once widespread in Europe and Asia. By the beginning of the 20th century, over-hunting had reduced its numbers and range. Management and reintroduction projects have enabled the species to recover. The numbers are increasing.
■ Listed in Appendix III of Bern Convention, as a protected fauna species in Europe.
■ Listed in Annexes II and IV of EU Habitats and Species Directive.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Rodentia – rodents
■ Family Castoridae – beavers
■ Species Castor fiber – Eurasian Beaver