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May 29, 2020 - iNews

Protected species: Farmers and landowners shot 87 beavers last year in Scotland

Protected species: Farmers and landowners shot 87 beavers last year in Scotland
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Conservation groups have expressed outrage at the news that 87 beavers were shot last year in Scotland, despite the animal being named as a protected species.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) said it issued 45 special licences allowing farmers and landowners to either destroy beaver dams or fatally shoot beavers between May and December 2019.

It insisted the permissions were only issued when there was “no other effective solution to prevent serious agricultural damage”.

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