NatureScot Commissioned Report 77 - Trial reintroduction of the European beaver to Knapdale - public health monitoring 2001-3
Potential concerns which have been raised during the consultation process
include the detrimental effect the beavers might have on the quality of drinking and surface water in the immediate locality, specifically contamination from Giardia and Cryptosporidium which are protozoan parasites that may be present in animals, soil and water-courses. The potential impact of these proposals to public health, and particularly the quality of surface and drinking water supplies, is considered. This work has been undertaken independently by Argyll and Bute Council’s Public Protection Service to assess water quality prior to the trial re-introduction of the beaver, if approved. Results of pre-release monitoring for the period 2001–3 are presented.
Publication 2005 - NatureScot Commissioned Report 77 - Trial reintroduction of the European beaver to Knapdale - public health monitoring 2001-3
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