Reintroduction of Beavers Can Be Beneficial to the Environment, According to Scottish Study

Yale Environment 360: The reintroduction of beavers to Scotland has proven beneficial to the environment, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Stirling. Beaver dams increased the retention of organic matter by as much as seven times, and the level of aquatic plant life by 20-fold, researchers said. They also found that the levels of pollutants from agricultural runoff were reduced, with concentrations of phosphorus halved, and nitrate levels lowered by more than 40 percent. “Their dam building......

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