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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22952: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 2 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been accredited to act as potential lethal controllers under licence from Scottish Natural Heritage to kill beavers under the Beaver Management Framework, effective from 1 May 2019.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 16 May 2019

139 people have been accredited by Scottish Natural Heritage to act as potential lethal controllers to kill beavers under the Beaver Management Framework, effective from 1 May 2019. However, this does not give them permission to kill beavers without an appropriate licence issued by Scottish Natural Heritage. As is made clear in the Framework, lethal control is the last resort.