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Nine wild beavers are to continue to live free on a Devon river after they passed health checks.The animals – the first wild beavers to breed in England for 800 years – were captured earlier this week and given crucial blood tests.Their clear results mean the beavers should be released back into the wild on the River Otter by the end of the month.
A family of beavers is to continue living free on a Devon river after passing health checks that included blood tests. Natural England, the government agency in charge of wildlife, said the animals wont be put in a zoo, but will instead be allowed to stay in the wild and be carefully monitored in the first project of its kindMinisters wanted the remarkable animals to be rounded up and put in a zoo after they were spotted last year.But Natural England, the government agency in charge of wildlife, decided they will instead be allowed to stay in the wild in the first project of its kind.
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Their approval last month was conditional on the beavers being assessed as free of the disease Echinococcus multilocularis, which can be harmful to humans.Now that tests have revealed that the four adult beavers are free of the disease, and if they pass a few more tests, they are set to be released onto the river. WHAT IS ECHINOCOCCUS MULTILOCULARIS? The Echinococcus multilocularis parasite is a small tapeworm. Its eggs can cause alveolar echinococcosis (AE) – a disease in humans brought on if a person swallows the tapeworms eggs.High risk people include hunters, vets and other people who come into contact with carriers. This includes wild foxes, or coyotes, household dogs and cats or other animals that eat wild rodents infected with AE.Beavers may also pick up the eggs from their surroundings.  Humans can be exposed to these eggs by hand-to-mouth transfer or contamination.   Devon Wildlife Trust, which will monitor the beavers for the next five years, said they had passed a ‘vital hurdle’ in one of the most important schemes in the history of English conservation.Beavers, which are native to England, were common in our countryside until they were wiped out by hunters in the Middle Ages.They vanished from our rivers and wetlands for centuries until, mysteriously, one was spotted near Ottery St Mary in eastern Devon last winter.It later became clear there were nine of the animals, two pairs of breeding adults and five juveniles, and they had been quietly living and breeding there for at least five years.It was unclear where they came from – but they had thrived without any outside interference.Environmentalists were delighted at the unexpected finding, but were horrified when Defra, the Government’s environment department, decided last year that they would round up the beavers.Officials said the animals posed a risk to other wildlife and might spread parasites and disease, and insisted they must be put in a zoo or even culled.That decision was reversed six weeks ago when Natural England granted Devon Wildlife Trust a licence to monitor the beavers as part of groundbreaking conservation programme.
Devon beaver caught on camera building canal with mud
There are at least nine beavers thriving along a 12 mile (19km) stretch of the River Otter near Exeter (shown on a map). They have been quietly living and breeding there for at least five years, completely unnoticed until just over a year ago
The reason for the beavers’ presence in Devon (pictured) remains a mystery. There is a slim chance they travelled from Scotland, where they have been successfully reintroduced on several rivers, or even from Europe, where there are a greater number of reintroduction programmesThe animals will be allowed to live naturally on the river, while wildlife experts monitor the impact they have on the environment.Dan Smith, communications officer at the Devon Wildlife Trust, said yesterday: ‘The beavers are at a private site in Devon. They will be there until we get the rest of the results and then we can released them back on to the river, hopefully within a few weeks.’ PROS AND CONS OF BEAVERS  Peter Burgess of the Devon Wildlife Trust said the beavers could have a hugely beneficial impact on rivers, reducing numbers of trees on the banks, improving light levels, and reducing flood risk by controlling water flow with their dams.Some people think they may slow down flood waters, as well as boosting wildlife diversity.Farmers and anglers have that they can damage the landscape and fish migration routes. As well as being a rare victory for native English wildlife, conservationists say beavers directly benefit the environment.Friends of the Earth campaigner Alasdair Cameron said: ‘This is fantastic news for all the people who fought to save these beavers. We always expected them to be disease free, but it’s wonderful to have it confirmed.‘We now need to get the beavers released back into the wild as soon as possible – and then get on with working to return the species to other suitable parts of the country too.’Environment minister Lord de Mauley said: ‘I am very pleased that all four of the adult beavers have been tested by experts and found to be free of Echinococcus multilocularis, a disease which has the potential to be harmful to humans should it become established in the UK.’The reason for the beavers’ presence in Devon remains a mystery.There are several captive breeding programmes in the UK, including thirty miles away in western Devon, on the other side of Dartmoor. But none of the animals is unaccounted for.There is a slim chance they travelled from Scotland, where they have been successfully reintroduced on several rivers, or even from Europe, where there are a greater number of reintroduction programmes. 
They vanished from our rivers and wetlands for centuries until, mysteriously, one was spotted near Ottery St Mary in eastern Devon last winter. A few months later a second beaver was seen and then grainy pictures emerged in the spring of a juvenile. A screen grab of video footage of the beavers is shown
Peter Burgess of the Devon Wildlife Trust said the beavers could have a hugely beneficial impact on rivers, reducing numbers of trees on the banks, improving light levels, and reducing flood risk by controlling water flow with their dams. An adult beaver with her young is shown 

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Andy Murray eased into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells with victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber.Murray, seeded fourth, raced through the first set in 25 minutes, but Kohlschreiber hit back in the second and it took almost two hours for the No 4 seed to wrap up a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 win.Murray admitted he was not at his best in the hot conditions, but felt like he was in control of the match. 
Andy Murray beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in their last-32 encounter at Indian Wells
The British No 1 dropped the second set, but won the decider to seal his place in the last 16 in California 
German Philipp Kohlschreiber won the second set, but he was not match for Murray in the decider In the first set I was dictating the rallies, the ball was bouncing high and I was pushing him away, he said on Sky Sports 3.In the second set there was a break point at 3-3, it gave him confidence, but in the third set I started dictating points again and getting good height on the ball.Murray conceded only one of the seven break points he faced, but committed five double faults to help Kohlschreiber extend the match.I feel I can serve better, serve smarter than I did today, he added. Philipps not one of the taller players so when I can get it to bounce high it makes it tough for him on the return.
Murray will next face Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who beat Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 6-4 in the third round
Murray shakes hands with Kohlschreiber after securing his place in the next round 
The British No 1 clenches his fist as he celebrates his victory against KohlschreiberWhen I was getting myself in position to dictate I wasnt letting up, I kept him moving around. I maybe didnt hit a lot of winners but there were a lot of forced errors and in conditions like this thats important.Murray will next face Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who reached a career high No 36 in the world rankings earlier this season and who beat Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 6-4 in the third round.Hes improved a lot over the last 18 months and hes at about his highest ranking right now, Murray said of his adversary. Hes had a couple of good wins here, hes a talented lefty and like most French players he plays with a bit of flair on court.Im sure therell be some interesting points and Ill have to play well to beat him. Hell have confidence right now. 
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Greenlands wilderness remains largely unexplored thanks to its rugged terrain.Now, to help reach the countrys remotes lakes and glaciers, scientists are using an unconventional mode of transport: a flying rubber dinghy.The dinghy is attached to a light aircraft so it can take off on land and water, and it can carry two people up to altitudes of almost 10,000ft (3,000 metres). Scroll down for video 
The dinghy (pictured) is attached to a light aircraft so it can take off on land and water, and it can carry two people up to altitudes of almost 10,000ft (3,000 metres). It has a wingspan of 37ft (11.15 metres) and is powered by a two-stroke engine. The vehicle is being used by scientists to explore remote areas of GreenlandThe vehicle, which can reach up to 50mph (80k/h) is being used by staff at the Centre of Geogenetics in Copenhagen, reports Polarfronten.   
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It has a wingspan of 37ft (11.15 metres) and is powered by a twin cylinder, two-stroke engine fitted with a rear-facing propeller. The 551lb (250kg) vehicle carries up to 992lbs (450kg), including up to two people plus fuel.The scientists explained that the craft is also cheap to fly and it has a range of 93 miles (150km) on a full tank of 35 litres. Polarfronten – Nyheder fra polarforskningen