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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How you can help

There are a number of different ways to support the Scottish Beaver Trial and every penny we raise helps to support this unique conservation success story. Find out how you can help by following the links below.

Adopt a beaver

Adopt a beaver and help these fascinating creatures make the most of their new home in Scotland. Receive a personalised beaver adoption certificate and goody bag.
Click here to adopt a beaver

Make a donation

Every donation goes directly to the project, providing resources to track the beavers, complete their health checks, run events in the local community, provide visitor information and much more.
Click here to donate

Visit the Trial site

Not only will you enjoy a fantastic visit to a spectacular part of Scotland; by visiting Knapdale Forest, Argyll you can support the Scottish Beaver Trial and bring benefits to the local community.
Click here to plan your visit


From assisting field staff to helping with local events, there are various ways volunteers can roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. 
Click here to find out how you can get involved.


You can also help Scotland's wildlife by becoming a member of the Scottish Beaver Trial's project partners, the Scottish Wildlife Trust and The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. Please click on the names of each partner to visit their websites.

Project partners

The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

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Comments of support

"The beaver is a missing part of our watery landscapes and has a role to play in the healthy functioning of wetland habitats." - Stephanie Hilborne, Chief Executive for The Wildlife Trusts

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The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust