Friday, 29 May 2009

Beavers back in the wilds of Scotland for the first time in 400 years

THREE families of beavers will today become the first to be released into the wild in Scotland for more than 400 years.
From Norway, the 17 beavers are being released into sites in Knapdale Forest, in Argyll, after six months in quarantine. See the BBC Article or the Beavers Network Home Page

Opinion is bound to be divided over such introductions. There will be concerns about the effect on salmon spawning and there is also the concern about how can the expenditure involved in such re-eintroductions bve justified when there are so many calls on the available cash. From a Heather Trust's perspective. could more not be achieved by regenerating areas of lost of heather which would be likely to have much greater impacts for biodiversity.

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