Written on Feb, 02, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Beavers Enrich Wetlands The Ramsar Convention for the protection of wetlands came into force in 1975, the UK joined a year later and currently has 154 sites, 51 of which are in Scotland. According to the Convention we must look after these sites and work towards sustainable development by incorporating wetland conservation when planning land-use. In November 2016 the Scottish …

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SWBG Newsletter 2017

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Written on Nov, 24, 2016 by in | Leave a comment
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SWBG is absolutely delighted at Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham MSP’s decision to give legal protection and native status to beavers in Scotland. We would like to congratulate all our members and Social Media supporters and all the people who have campaigned so tirelessly for this historic outcome. The European beaver is the first mammal to be reintroduced to the UK …

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After an immensely long wait the Scottish Government made an announcement on the 23rd March 2016 regarding the legal protection of beavers. The decision was essential a decision not to decide until the autumn but to discourage farmers from killing beavers during the breeding season by the use of existing legislation.    You can read it here.  http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Scottish-beaver-update-249c.aspx This is …

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Visit to Kettins Primary School      

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Update on Scottish Beavers The press has been full of reports of the beaver shooting since the Freedom of Information request revealed its full horror. Both pregnant and lactating females that had only recently given birth were included amongst the carcases handed in by farmers to SNH to be autopsied by RZSS. Some of the beavers had been shot in …

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Newsletter Nov 2015

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Written on Nov, 25, 2015 by in

PRESS RELEASE SHOOTING OF BEAVERS News of the shooting of beavers in Tayside by some farmers has led to an outcry from supporters, conservationists, and animal lovers everywhere. Of especial concern is the fact that, while we await an overdue decision from Scottish Government to adopt the protection due to the species under the European Habitats Directive, there is not …

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Written on Feb, 04, 2015 by in

http://scottishwildbeavers.org/scottish-beaver-conference-the-necessary-beaver/

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Written on Feb, 04, 2015 by in

Translation of Swiss document (1)

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