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01 May, 2019

SNH welcomes protected species status for beavers in Scotland

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today welcomes the news from the Scottish Government that beavers in Scotland now are protected under law.

Nick Halfhide, SNH Director, said:

"Beavers benefit nature, creating habitats such as ponds and wetlands where other species thrive, as well as alleviating flooding and improving water quality.

“But sometimes beavers can flood farmland and roads, and we will need to help land owners manage them. To prepare for beavers’ protected species status, we have been working with a range of partners, including the Scottish Government, farming and conservation bodies, so we’re ready to provide free, expert advice and practical support to anyone whose land is affected by beavers."

See www.nature.scot for more information.

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NOTES TO EDITOR
Scottish Natural Heritage is the government's adviser on all aspects of nature and landscape across Scotland. Our role is to help everyone understand, value and enjoy Scotland's nature now and in the future. For more information, visit our website at www.nature.scot . SNH media is also on Twitter at http://twitter.com/nature_scot 

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