003_143__scottishbeavertrialfinalreport_dec2014_1417710135

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003_143__scottishbeavertrialfinalreport_dec2014_1417710135

Contents1. Executive summary2. Introduction and aims of this report3. Background3.1 Historical context3.2 Why reintroduce the beaver?4. Licensing and legislation4.1 Scottish Government licence4.2 Agreements4.3 Legal status of beavers in the UK4.4 Recommendations5. Capture and transportation5.1 Source population5.2 Trapping5.3 The use of family groups5.4 Transportation to the UK5.5 Recommendations6. Quarantine6.1 Quarantine in Norway6.2 Quarantine in the UK (England and Scotland)6.3 Health screening during quarantine6.4 Mortality during rabies quarantine6.5 Reduced rabies quarantine requirements6.6 Recommendations7. Trial area and beaver releases7.1 Trial area7.2 Selection of release animals7.3 First release of Trial animals7.4 Holding facilities7.5 Release methods7.6 Subsequent releases7.7 Release-associated mortality7.8 Recommendations8. Beaver activities and behaviours8.1 Beaver establishment and immediatepost-release behaviours8.2 Field signs and habitat modifications8.3 Breeding8.4 Dispersal8.5 Mortality8.6 Recommendations9. Survey, monitoring andanimal-management methods9.1 Independent Monitoring Programmeand the role of Scottish Natural Heritage9.2 Data collection and management9.3 Individual animal identification9.4 Tracking methods9.5 Trapping, sample collection and sexing kits9.6 Search effort9.7 Deterrent fencing, beaver-related damageand mitigation9.8 Recommendations

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