English study starts to demostrate the benefits of beavers

Evidence is building from an enclosed beaver study being carried out by Devon Wildlife Trust, under the direction of Prof Richard Brazier from Exeter University and other scientists, of the benefits of beavers in providing: natural protection against flooding, cleaning water of pollutants thus improving water supplies, reducing soil loss and enhancing biodiversity. However, there are sceptics who are not yet convinced about the longer-term net benefits of beavers in the wider countryside (BBC News). The studies continue; a summary of the initial findings with reference to publications in the scientific press can be downloaded here.

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 9:00 am

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