Legal challenge to beaver killing policy gets go-ahead

Scotland’s supreme civil court has given a rewilding charity permission to challenge the Scottish government’s beaver-killing policy through a judicial review. Trees for Life says the government’s Nature agency NatureScot is breaking the law by failing to make the killing of endangered wild beavers a last resort when they need managing. Beavers were designated a protected species under Scottish law in 2019, but the following year NatureScot allowed 20% of the animals to be killed. Trees for Life launched a successful ...


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