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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FAQ: What are the success criteria for the trial?

The overall success of the Trial will be determined by the Scottish Government, after independent scientific monitors, Scottish Natural Heritage, have submitted their findings at the end of the Trial period.

Success criteria are likely to include:

 

 

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