In recent years, the idea of reintroducing species to their former habitats has gathered momentum. Wolves were returned to Yellowstone Park in the USA in the mid 1990s – and there are controversial suggestions that the same should be done in Scotland. Californian Condors, bred in captivity, were reintroduced into the wild in the USA in 1992 and Trumpeter Swans now inhabit the marshes of Wisconsin, thanks to a 10-year-old programme.
In Britain, red kites, which came back from the brink of extinction in Wales, have been brought back to England. European bison have been reintroduced in Romania.
It is hoped that beavers will also return to the wild in England.
Find out more about the Canadian beaver.
This site includes an Indian name for the beaver as ‘the sacred centre’ of the land, because of their role in creating a habitat for many other creatures.
Interesting information also here.