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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Adopt a beaver

Adopting a Knapdale beaver is a great way to support the Scottish Beaver Trial. An annual adoption also makes for a really wild gift for adults and children alike, or a personal treat.

Adopt a beaver

 Your adoption pack will include:

  • Either a beaver cuddly toy OR
    a superb beaver illustration by
    artist Rachael Campbell-Palmer 
  • Personalised adoption certificate
  • Beaver fact sheet
  • Wildlife stickers set

 Cost: £18

Your donation will go directly towards funding the Scottish Beaver Trial’s work on the ground, supporting projects such as: the purchase of night-vision cameras to remotely monitor beaver activity in the dark; regular monitoring of the health and welfare of the Trial beavers; and education initiatives including guided walks, school trips and education packs.

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There are a number of different ways to support the Scottish Beaver Trial and every penny we raise helps to support this unique and exciting conservation project. Click here to find out how you can help.

Project partners

The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

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Comments of support

"Welcoming beavers back to Scotland marks a historic day for conservation, and it is particularly apt they are returning in this, the year of Homecoming." - MSP Roseanna Cunningham

With thanks to

Beaver Trial Supporters
People's Postcode Lottery

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The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust