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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 07.3 February 1996

The History of the Beaver in Scotland and the Case for its Reintroduction

By - Andrew C. Kitchener, Jim Conroy

After successfully ridding our waterways of one large rodent, the alien Coypu, Myocastor coypus, of South America, Britain may be about to see the return of Europe's largest rodent and a former inhabitant, the Eurasian Beaver, Castor fiber. In 1995, Scottish Natural Heritage announced that as one of its Species Action Programmes for 1996 a study will be carried out to assess the feasibility of reintroducing the Beaver to Scotland.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist