Monthly Archives: May 2014

Trial reintroduction of beavers to Knapdale in Scotland successful

Written on May 16, 2014 at 11:39 am

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 andContinue Reading

Beavers at Blaeneinion in Wales

Written on May 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm

A pair of European beavers were released into a large secure enclosure in a 30 ha reserve at Blaeneinion near Machynlleth in West Wales in 2011. News and pictures/footage of the beavers can be found at the Blaeneinion web site and on Facebook.

Scottish beaver reintroduction finds support

Written on May 13, 2014 at 8:16 am

The 5-year official trial introduction of beavers at Knapdale in Argyll, Scotland ends this month. As reported on BBC News Scotland, a YouGov poll commissioned by the Scottish Beaver Trial suggests that 60% of Scots support the reintroduction, whereas 5% are opposed. The Scottish government will decide next year whether to allow beavers to becomeContinue Reading