Reintroduced beavers to stay after being granted native species status
Beavers reintroduced to Scotland from Norway will be allowed to remain and will be given protected status, the Scottish government has said.
Eurasian beavers taken from Norway were released at Knapdale in Argyll in 2009. An illegally-released population has also been discovered in Tayside.
Both groups will be allowed to expand naturally but will be managed to protect farmers and land owners.
Native Scottish beavers were hunted to extinction in the 16th century.
Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham explained the Scottish government's decision to grant beavers native species status.... read more
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