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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    "This is a truly unique and groundbreaking project and Biffaward is delighted to be the major funding partner." - Gillian French, Biffaward's Programme Manager

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    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