European Beavers and Tourism
Beavers can bring direct economic benefits to an area through tourism.
Beaver lodges are distinctive structures and the beavers remain loyal to the adjacent territory so that, unlike most wild mammals, beavers can be easy to observe during the day in northern Europe.
Guided beaver safaris operate in Brittany, Belgium, Denmark, Poland and Sweden where guests pay to view this interesting and charming creature.
Beavers in Scotland would undoubtedly be a major draw for wildlife tourists in the areas where they are released.
In mainland Europe, beavers often feature on pottery and other tourism merchandise.