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Eager for beavers?

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Eurasian beaver Castor fiber – castor d’Europe (fr) – castor (sp, cat) by Andrea Bohl from Pixabay


In Britain, there is a huge surge of interest in beavers. Ecologists like Derek Gow have been promoting their reintroduction through projects in Devon and Tayside.  Gow sees the rodents as a game-changing boost for biodiversity, with their dams remodelling landscapes and helping to reduce flooding.

Beavers have also returned to the Pyrenees, after more than 150 years of absence. But here, conservationists are divided. The Spanish have been trying to exterminate them; the French have been encouraging them. (more…)

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