Formerly common in England, the European beaver has not only been exterminated there, but likewise in most of the countries of the continent, although a few remain on the Elbe, the Rhone and in parts of Scandinavia.
Thumbs Down for the beaver Plans by Scottish Natural Heritage to reintroduce the European beaver to Scotland were recently rejected by Scottish ministers.
The European beaver was an important part of the native fauna of the Caledonian Forest.
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