Trial reintroduction of beavers to Knapdale in Scotland successful

Jessica Aldred reports in The Guardian that scientists working on the 5-year trial reintroduction of beavers to Knapdale in Scotland, which finishes at the end of this month, have said the project has been an ‘outstanding success‘. Four groups of beavers were originally released between May 2009 and September 2010; they have successfully bred and there are now 13 animals living in and around four lochs. The beavers have built dams and lodges, dug canals and felled trees, thus changing the landscape. Many visitors have also been attracted to the area, boosting tourism and the local economy.

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:39 am

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