Beavers on the River Tay in Scotland to be Monitored for Three Years

Scotland’s Environment Minister, Stewart Stevenson, announced on the 16th March 2012 that a decision on the fate of the wild beavers living on the River Tay, Scotland will be postponed until 2015 when the official beaver release trial at Knapdale in Argyl is due to end. In the interim, a group chaired by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) will monitor the beavers and advise local landowners on how to manage their presence. It is thought that there may be as many as 100 beavers or more now living on the Tay.  The announcement overturns the previous decision to live trap and remove the animals and has been widely reported in the media: The Scottish GovernmentBBC NewsThe GuardianThe Scotsman,The TelegraphSTVWalkhighlands.

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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