“It is now eight months since Scottish Natural Heritage delivered its Beavers in Scotland report to the Scottish Government, outlining four possible future scenarios for the beaver in Scotland. We are firmly of the view, supported by extensive scientific evidence, that beavers will be a key asset to Scotland and are now urging the Scottish Government not to delay any longer in making a positive decision on the restoration of this species to Scotland. …
The decision has now become urgent as animals are currently being indiscriminately culled on Tayside.” (http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/article/position-statement-the-future-of-beavers-in-scotland/)
All this waiting, it really gnaws at you.
Please sign the petition asking Environment Minister Aileen McLeod MSP to act and stop beavers being shot.
Please sign the petition asking the Scottish Government to make an urgent decision about the legal status of the European beaver in Scotland.
“As populations of larger mammal species like tapirs and monkeys decline due to hunting, the carbon content of the forest goes down.
Large mammal species play a vital role in dispersing large-seeded trees associated with high wood density. … Dense-wooded, large-seeded Amazonian tree species are replaced by light-wooded trees that produce smaller seeds, which continue to be dispersed in overhunted forests by more resilient smaller mammal and bird species.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2016/01/over-huntings-surprising-connection-to-global-warming/)