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Project/Applicant Name:Scottish Beaver Trial - Scottish Wildlife Trust
County:Argyll and Bute
Theme:Partnership Project
Grant Received:£1,000,000

At Biffa Award, we’re proud of the impact we have had through every single project we’ve funded. Our projects have a heart for their community, and we love everything from a new boiler to reintroducing beavers, like we helped Scottish Wildlife Trust do back in 2008-2012.

In 2009, the first wild beavers were released in Knapdale Forest – the first beavers in Britain in 400 years, after they were hunted to extinction in the 16th Century. Beavers are one of the world’s best natural engineers, able to create new wetlands, restore native woodland and improve conditions for other species including otters, fish and dragonflies.

Today, beavers continue to thrive in Scotland and have been reintroduced by other projects across other areas of the UK. Our grant supported this small step for the beavers, that had a huge impact on British conservation efforts.

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The Scottish Beaver Trial is one of the most considered and well organised species reintroductions ever. Thanks to this project, we can once again see these beautiful creatures at work - Ray Mears, Broadcaster and Bushcraft Expert

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