Reintroduced beavers to stay after being granted native species status

Beavers are back in Scotland and are welcome to stay after being granted protected status by the Scottish Government. Eurasian beavers taken from Norway were released at Knapdale in Argyll in 2009.  An illegally-released population has also been discovered in Tayside.

Malcolm Taylor of Bell Ingram commented,

“The Scottish Government have been ill-advised. We try to protect farm land and trees and all that will happen now is that they will be damaged, not to mention the migratory fish stocks!”

bbc.co.uk, 24.11.16

Scottish Government, 24.11.16

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Published on 28th November 2016