The beavers are back

Photo: Scottish Beaver Trial

Photo: Scottish Beaver Trial

BEAVERS are to be allowed to stay in Mid Argyll, the Scottish Government has announced.

But environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham 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.

A five-year-long trial reintroduction of Eurasian beavers to Knapdale concluded

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Beavers attract schools, academics and US journalists

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MORE THAN 1,600 people have enjoyed talks, guided walks and events based around the Scottish Beaver Trial (SBT) in the last five months. Continue reading Beavers attract schools, academics and US journalists

Three young beavers spotted at Knapdale

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A BUMPER brood of three young beavers has been spotted by eagle-eyed watchers in the forests of Knapdale, Mid Argyll. Continue reading Three young beavers spotted at Knapdale

Beavers have changed the shape of Knapdale forest

THE SHAPE and structure of Knapdale forest is changing as a result of the reintroduction of beavers to the area.

See this week’s Argyllshire Advertiser, September 30 or on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital  to find out how.

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