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WISHART PRAISES WORK OF LOCAL BEAVER PROJECT

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament representing Perth & North Perthshire will be meeting this afternoon (Tuesday) with Louise Ramsay of the beaver project at Bamff, Alyth in his constituency.

After meeting at Mr Wishart’s constituency office in Blairgowrie, Mr Wishart and Ms Ramsay will move on to view the beavers and the habitat they have helped to create.

Mr Wishart said:

“In the past few years there has been a lot of extremely good work done here in Perthshire and in other parts of Scotland as part of the planned programme of re-introducing beavers to the Scottish environment.

“With their tree-felling and dam building, beavers can have a massive impact on the environment in which they live but it can be a very positive impact, creating new ecosystems.

“These fascinating creatures are great nature managers and I am convinced that their re-introduction to the wildlife population of Scotland will be a major success.

“I am certain, too, that they will prove to be a real draw for both dedicated wildlife tourism and casual visitors looking for an interesting day out.

“I would like to congratulate all those who have campaigned and worked so hard to bring beavers back to Tayside.

“The beavers at Bamff are enclosed so they are not strictly part of the wild Tay beaver population.  The group from Bamff do, however, keep a close eye on the local wild beaver population on the Ericht and the Isla and I am hoping to catch a glimpse of some of them in their natural environment today.”

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