Enfield’s beavers

Recognising the importance of both blue and green spaces to the borough and the environment more generally, Enfield Council have set out an ambitious “blue green” strategy, with the aim of encouraging biodiversity and rewilding parts of the borough. Historic wetlands have been reintroduced to reduce flooding and to capture carbon to help meet the 2030 net zero target. Enfield were the first London borough to reintroduce beavers into the wild in London in over 400 years, with a baby “kit” since being born in the wild. Beavers encourage wetlands and help prevent flooding downstream and are a welcome addition to the natural environment.