Thursday, 2 May 2019

Beavering Away



The reintroduced beaver and its constructions have received protected status in Scotland (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/01/historic-day-for-scotland-as-beavers-get-protected-status). The animal effectively re-engineers the environment and this has not sometimes been appreciated by land-owners (who think that they are the sole arbiters of such changes). It appears, however, that the actions of the beavers are generally beneficial in terms of re-wilding the Scottish countryside.

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