Scotland consults on beaver reintroduction policy and mitigation measures

Scotland is consulting on whether two beaver populations can remain in the wild after completing two major assessments on their environmental impact

Beavers could make a slow return to the wild. Photograph: Mikalay Varabey/123RFScotland is consulting on whether two beaver populations should be allowed to remain in the wild.

In November 2016 Scottish ministers said the beavers, which live in Knapdale in Argyle and in the Tay and Earn catchments, could remain in the country subject to the results of a habitats regulations assessment and a strategic environmental assessment.

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