Date lodged: 14 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how the Scottish Rural Development Programme can be used to support the integration of the European beaver into catchment land management regimes.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 11 January 2018
At this late stage in the life time of the scheme, it is unlikely that it will be worth amending the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) to incorporate beaver management payments. The Scottish Government will consider whether beaver management that benefits the public interest should be part of any scheme that replaces the SRDP.