This newsletter is designed to update key stakeholders on recent work- mainly focussing on Tayside- in support of the ministerial announcement that beavers are to remain in Scotland, and will receive European Protected Species status.
The Scottish Government is minded to allow beavers to remain in Scotland, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced. Ms Cunningham has said the species will have to be actively managed, in line with practices in other European countries.
Work has now begun to ensure beavers can be added to Scotland’s list of protected species as soon as possible. It will be the first time a mammal has been officially reintroduced to the UK.
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