Conservationists have welcomed plans by the Scottish Government’s woodland agency to bring beavers to three new sites on its vast estate before the end of this year.
July 8, 2022
Conservationists have urged NatureScot to stick to the timetable it set for Scotland’s new policy on wild beavers, to save animals from being shot.
February 16, 2022
The Scottish Government's wildlife agency licensed the killing of 115 beavers in Tayside in 2020, sparking angry criticisms from campaigners.
August 10, 2021
The Scottish Government’s wildlife agency told farmers that beavers were “good to eat and could be used for taxidermy”.
December 9, 2020
The Scottish Government is under growing pressure to act after confirmation that 87 beavers have been shot under licence in the eight months since they were given official protected status.
May 28, 2020
Farmers and landowners have killed around a hundred wild beavers in Tayside in a cull condemned as "sickening" and "shameful" by campaigners.
May 17, 2020
Two beavers have been shot and another five were seen dead on Tayside in the last month, an investigation by The Ferret has revealed.
May 3, 2019
Scottish Government plans to simultaneously introduce legal protection to beavers while giving licences to land managers to shoot them have raised concerns.
January 16, 2018