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A Consultation on the Beavers in Scotland Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report (May 2017)

Scottish Ministers announced on 24 November 2016 that the beaver populations in Knapdale in Argyll and in the Tay and Earn catchments could remain in Scotland subject to satisfactory completion of a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). These assessments have now been carried out.

The Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005, requires that a SEA be carried out where a policy, plan or programme is likely to have a significant environmental impact.
The consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment for beavers started yesterday and can be viewed here .

This is a consultation about the policy to reintroduce beavers to Scotland and whether the appropriate mitigation measures have been identified. Views are also being sought on a Strategic Environmental Assessment that has been undertaken of this policy of reintroduction.

The consultation closes on the 6th March 2018. SLE will be seeking members views on this.


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