Save the beavers of the Tay

By Louise Ramsay Scottish Natural Heritage is planning to round up a free population of native beavers from the Tay catchment and put them in zoos. Beavers – wiped out in the UK around 400 years ago – are one of the quickest possible wins for the environment. Their wetlands and coppice regrowth absorb carbon […]

Wildlife agency may kill wild native beavers

A gnawful mistake… – by Louise Ramsay Free Beavers of the Tay under Threat of Deportation In a sadly typical example of human greed, the European beaver was hunted to extinction in the UK – mainly for its valuable pelts – some hundreds of years ago. Although most of them had gone by the 16th […]