Our supporters

The Scottish Beaver Trial has received generous financial support from a range of sources including:

Biffa Award people's trust for endangered species
People's postcode lottery
Species action framework


This support has enabled the Trial to fully monitor the health of the beavers and their habitat using the latest equipment; employ an Education Ranger to work directly with the local community; and develop interpretation resources for visitors to the Trial site. 

The Scottish Beaver Trial still needs to raise over £200,000 in order to fulfill its aspirations. Your support for the Trial is essential to us and every penny goes directly to ensuring the beavers can make the most of their new home in Knapdale.

Click here to read how you can support this unique conservation project today.

Project partners

The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

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    Comments of support

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

    With thanks to

    Beaver Trial Supporters
    People's Postcode Lottery

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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