Beavers bring environmental benefits

ScienceDaily: Beavers are beneficial to the Scottish environment, say academics from The University of Stirling. A study into the ecology and habitat engineering of beavers reintroduced to a site on Tayside in 2002 has found the creatures can improve biodiversity, minimise pollutants and reduce downstream flooding. Examining head water streams which drain water from 13 hectares of Scottish countryside, scientists compared areas where beavers had been active with areas in which they were absent. The study formed......

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