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‘Historic day for Scotland’ as beavers get protected status

By Libby Brooks – The Guardian – May 1, 2019
Wildlife campaigners have hailed a “historic day for Scotland” as beavers are granted protected status a decade after their successful reintroduction in Argyll.
It is now illegal to kill the animals or destroy established dams and lodges without a license. While wildlife groups emphasize the widespread ecological benefits of the beavers’ reintroduction, including increasing biodiversity and reducing flood risk, farming representatives continue to raise concerns about damage to agricultural land and waterways. Read full article here.

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