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Beavers

The decision on the future of beavers in Scotland is currently being considered by the Scottish Government.  In June 2015 SNH submitted its comprehensive 'Beavers in Scotland' report to government to help inform their decision.  The report summarises twenty years of work on beavers, including the Scottish Beaver Trial, the Tayside Beaver Study Group and a range of other projects and initiatives which have looked at all aspects of beaver biology, their interactions with the natural and human environment and their management.  The following pages will tell you more.

Beavers in Scotland report front cover. İSNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Beavers in Scotland

This is our comprehensive 2015 report summarising what we know about beavers and beaver reintroduction issues

European beaver  İLaurie Campbell/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Beaver management advice

Current advice on how beavers can be managed in Scotland

Riparian woodland on the shoreline of a small loch at Barnlusagan Beaver trial site.  İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Scottish Beaver Trial

The first ever authorised mammal reintroduction project held in the UK

Knapdale forest. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Scottish Beaver Trial monitoring reports

Take a look at the results from the monitoring of the Trial

Beaver poster İSNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Scottish Beaver Trial monitoring posters

These posters summarise the results of the Trial

Tayside beavers. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Tayside Beaver Study Group

This group examined the impact of beavers and management issues on Tayside

A female Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) leaping up a waterfall, River Almond. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Beaver Salmonid Working Group

Work was done to find out about the possible interactions between beavers, salmon and trout

Beaver grazed birch - Norway. İMartin Gaywood/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Other SNH work on beavers

Find out about our other studies on the issues surrounding beavers



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