The re-introduction of European beavers into the British countryside continues to be a long and complex consultation process, with many beavers now in large habitat-scale enclosures. These iconic riverine and wetland mammals, famous for tree felling and lodge building in north America, were part of the British landscape - and many want to see their return. Saving Species has special access to its own pair of beavers - not literally, of course - but we'll be reporting on a male and female from Norway over the coming months from their first release into a large natural enclosure in Devon, observing first hand how they fashion the habitat around them. It also kicks off one of Saving Species' major themes this year - Rivers and Wetlands.
Plus there is the first report from journalist Patrick Evans, who spent six months in the Ukraine, on the state of wildlife in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Presenter: Brett Westwood
Producer: Mary Colwell
Editor: Julian Hector.