Monthly Archives: February 2019

Beavers in Scotland to be given legal protection

Written on February 25, 2019 at 10:22 am

In a significant development, the Scottish Government have finally announced that they will introduce legislation to add beavers to the list of European protected species. As a consequence, any person wishing to control beavers (e.g. by shooting) will require a licence from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The move, welcomed by many people and organisations butContinue Reading

Forest of Dean beavers removed for parasite testing

Written on February 15, 2019 at 6:27 pm

Two beavers released into the Forest of Dean enclosure in the West of England last summer have been removed. They will be kept in quarantine and tested for the tapeworm parasite Echinococcus multicularis.  This is a precautionary measure because other beavers imported into the UK from the same area in Bavaria where they originally cameContinue Reading