Monthly Archives: December 2018

Legislation to protect beavers in Scotland delayed until 2019

Written on December 27, 2018 at 9:03 am

In November 2016, The Scottish Government stated that beavers in Scotland (on the River Tay and at Knapdale) would get European Protected Status. Legislation is now expected to be brought in in 2019. Currently, many beavers are being killed on the Tay because of their impact on farmland (The Courier).

BACE Meeting 6th November 2018

Written on December 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm

A meeting of the Committee was held at Knepp Castle Estate on 6th November 2018. The Minutes of the meeting and a separate Summary and Conclusions document can be obtained by following the link in the left margin.

First beaver seen in Italy for 450 years

Written on December 7, 2018 at 5:47 pm

A beaver has been seen and filmed using camera traps in Tarvisiano in Friuli-Venezia, in the north-east of Italy. It is believed that the male, nicknamed¬†Ponta by research workers, crossed over the border from Austria. As elsewhere in Europe, beavers were hunted to extinction and heaven’t been present in Italy for over 450 years (IlContinue Reading