THEY were supposed to have vanished from Scotland's landscape 400 years ago after being hunted to extinction for their precious pelts.
BEAVERS harm freshwater fish by blocking rivers with dams and silting up streams, a report has concluded.
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ONE of ten Norwegian beavers let loose in Scotland as part of a reintroduction programme has been taken permanently into captivity after it developed heart problems.
IT is a forest lodge, custom-built to the highest Scandinavian standards, in a stunning loch-side location.
IT'S 400 years since beavers were last seen on the banks of Scotland's lochs and rivers.
THREE families of beavers will today become the first to be released into the wild in Scotland for more than 400 years.
BRITAIN'S anglers have stepped up their campaign against controversial proposals to return beavers to Scotland, amid growing fears that the initiative could severely damage fish stocks and threaten a leisure industry worth £100 million a year to the Scottish economy.
ONE of Scotland's leading salmon fishery boards yesterday launched a fresh assault on proposals to reintroduce beavers into Britain, warning the initiative could severely damage fish stocks and threaten a leisure industry worth £100 million a year to the Scottish economy.
Cricket hero Botham among celebrity anglers who fear reintroduction of Beavers will decimate salmon stocks
SIR Ian Botham, the former England cricketer, is spearheading a campaign to prevent beavers being reintroduced to the Scottish countryside amid fears they could devastate wild salmon stocks.
CONTROVERSIAL plans to reintroduce beavers to Scotland should be abandoned before the animals devastate the country's salmon and sea trout populations and threaten a £70 million industry.
It is more than 400 years since beavers last negotiated the rivers and waterways of Scotland.
AN ESCAPED beaver which chopped down six apple trees in Perthshire has been recaptured after being lured into a trap by its favourite food.
THE evidence is all around. A carefully half-felled willow droops into the water, fresh leaves above the surface billowing in the slight breeze. The remains of three saplings, cut near their bases as if with a sculptor's axe, jut up towards the sky.
THE long arm of the law has collared one fugitive and is closing in on the second. For the Bridge of Earn Two - beavers living illegally in the wild - the game is almost up.
A FAMILY of beavers who set up home in rural Perthshire are to be hunted down and thrown into captivity after being declared animal outlaws.
IT WAS such a beautiful morning that Jake Moorcock thought he would check his apple trees for signs of an early spring. The trouble was - they had gone.
THE Edinburgh Natural History Society is to give a talk on the re-introduction of beavers to a Scottish forest.
A LANDOWNER who is trying to reintroduce beavers into Britain is to be investigated by government officials after it was revealed he has no licence to release the animals into the wild.
BEAVERS are set to be reintroduced to the UK for the first time in 500 years.
Forester's friend or furry chainsaw? The busy little Castor fiber falls into the latter category as far as our politicians are concerned and their decision not to rubber-stamp plans to welcome beavers back to Scotland is breeding revolution in the ranks of the country's conservation bodies.
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