previous
next

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:

 

 

Project partners

The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

Beaver blog latest

    Comments of support

    "This amazingly useful creature will have enormous benefits to woodland and wetland wildlife. You can play your part by supporting this exciting project." - Chris Packham

    With thanks to

    Beaver Trial Supporters
    People's Postcode Lottery
    PTES

    See our other supporters

    The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust

     

    Beavers are back in Scotland!

    On 24 November 2016, the Scottish Government made the landmark announcement that beavers are to remain in Scotland. This is the first time that a mammal has been formally reintroduced in UK history.

    The trial population of beavers remains in Knapdale, and the Scottish Beaver partners are now focussing their efforts on re-enforcing this population to ensure its long term future.

    Boosting the Knapdale beaver population

    For updates on the beaver re-enforcement project, please visit the website of the Scottish Wildlife Trust or the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland by clicking on the adjacent logos.

    The Scottish Beaver Trial website

    Now that the Trial has ended, this website will no longer be updated. However, if you would like to browse our historical records on the website, please click the button to continue.

    Scottish Beaver Trial RZSS Scottish Wildlife Trust