Monthly Archives: August 2013

The battle for British beavers

Written on August 13, 2013 at 9:00 am

A recent article in British Wildlife reviews the present position of beavers in Britain and, starting from a historical context, considers all the major issues in relation to the official time-limited release of beavers at Knapdale in Scotland, feral beavers on the River Tay in Scotland, and beavers in captive environments in England, Wales andContinue Reading

Beaver dams contain stores of carbon

Written on August 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm

The New Scientist has recently reported on the work of Ellen Wohl from Colorado State University in Fort Collins that beaver dams ‘lock-up’ a considerable amount of carbon and thus provide a valuable service. The research is published in Geophysical Research Letters.