BEAVERS IN THE NEW FOREST…

Beavers In The New Forest...
Beavers In The New Forest...

BEAVERS IN THE NEW FOREST

There is a lot of delight that beavers introduced into Exmoor have apparently done the business over the weekend and built a dam. This is the first time this has happened in England in hundreds of years.

Beavers are these days appreciated as a keystone species. I would not normally condone the felling of any trees, but they use them to build dams which slow the water from escaping downstream, creating habitats for all sorts of other wildlife and helping prevent flooding where it is not so welcome!

I would certainly be supportive of any plans to introduce beavers into the New Forest. It would almost certainly have to happen on privately owned land, so as not to cause too much disturbance. I think they would be quite a popular attraction.



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