Scotland recognises beaver as native species

The reclassification of beavers by the Scottish government has been seen as a "major success story" for conservation

Beavers were hunted to extinction in Scotland 400 years ago. Photograph: Steve-Gardner/123RFThe European beaver has been recognised as a native species in Scotland, 400 years after it was hunted to extinction.

The Scottish government announced on 24 November that Castor fiber would be reclassified.

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