Monthly Archives: March 2016

Scottish government delay the decision about the future of beavers in Scotland until later this year

Written on March 24, 2016 at 9:00 am

Scottish ministers were due to announce a decision about the future of beavers in Scotland in the summer of 2015, just a few months after the 5-year official trial release of beavers at Knapdale had come to the end. However, they have postponed their announcement until later this year (Scottish Government). The delay is disappointingContinue Reading

Beavers help prevent flooding on the River Tay, Scotland

Written on March 11, 2016 at 12:39 pm

A recent article published in Freshwater Biology (also see Bibliography page) based on 13 years of study demonstrates that beaver dams on the River Tay help prevent flooding and improve local habitats. This study counters the claim by landowners in Alyth, Perthshire that beaver activity contributed to the flooding in the village. The debate aboutContinue Reading