National Species Reintroduction Forum

The National Species Reintroduction Forum contributes to broad-scale, strategic issues relating to species reintroductions and other conservation translocations in Scotland.

Advising on species reintroductions

The forum’s role is to consider broad-scale, strategic issues relating to native species reintroductions and other types of conservation translocations in Scotland.

NatureScot chairs the forum. Its membership represents a range of stakeholders from the land use, conservation and science sectors.

Best practice guidelines

The forum produced the code of practice and best practice guidelines on conservation translocations, which were launched in July 2014. They set out when conservation translocations may be appropriate and the situations in which they may impact wildlife, people and the environment.

Read the code and accompanying guidelines:

Beaver Salmonid Working Group

The forum also set up a working group to look at the potential impacts of beavers on Atlantic salmon and trout. The group published its independent report in January 2015.

Read the Final Report of the Beaver Salmonid Working Group.

Membership and terms of reference

Read the forum’s terms of reference.

Find out the membership of the forum.

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