Project Animal(s) : Scottish Beavers
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : Europe
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/our-work/our-projects/scottish-beavers/
Project is timebound? : No
Following the Scottish Government’s announcement in November 2016 to allow beavers to remain in Scotland, we are working with partners to reinforce the beaver population in Knapdale.The Scottish Beavers Reinforcement Project began in 2017 in order to boost the original Scottish Beaver Trial population in Knapdale Forest, mid-Argyll. The project is led by Scottish Beavers, a partnership between the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
An independent scientific monitoring programme was carried out by Scottish Natural Heritage to assess the effect that the trial population had on the local environment and how well they settled in Scotland. This evidence contributed to a comprehensive report on Beavers in Scotland, which was published and presented to the Scottish Government in 2015.
Project Agency : Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and the Scottish Wildlife Trust
Project Agency Contact : https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/