The scientific monitoring period of the Scottish Beaver Trial came to an end in May 2014. In June 2015, Scottish Natural Heritage published the Beavers in Scotland Report.

On 24 November 2016, the Scottish Government made the landmark announcement that beavers are to remain in Scotland. For more information, please read the joint press release issued by RZSS and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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Trial progress reports

Project updates from the Scottish Beaver Trial team are available for every quarter of the trial period. Click on the reports below to read about past developments within beaver monitoring, onsite field work and education initiatives.

 

Project Update May 2012 Project update - 11 June 2014
Project Update May 2012 Project update - 14 August 2013
Project Update May 2012 Project update - 13 May 2013
Project Update May 2012 Project update - 1 February 2013
Project update Project update - 5 Oct 2012
Project update Project update - 1 May 2012
Project update January 2012

Project update - 30 January 2012

Project update Project update - 20 October 2011
Project update July 2011

Project update - 18 July 2011

Project update March 2011  Project update  - 1 April 2011
Project update Project update - 21 January 2011
Project update

Project update - 22 October 2010

Project update

Project update - 27 July 2010

Project update Project update - 11 June 2010
Project update Project update - 1 February 2010
Project update Project update - 5 October 2009
Project Update May 2012 Project update - 28 August 2009
Project Update May 2012

Project update - 22 July 2009

 

 

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The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

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