Denseman on the Rattis

Formerly known as the Widmann Blog


Scottish beavers

Originally uploaded by *n3wjack’s world in pixels

I was thoroughly annoyed a couple of years ago when the Labour government in Scotland rejected a proposal to set beavers free in Scotland, just because some landowners thought they would be a hassle.

So I was very pleased when I learned that the proposal has now been given the green light by the SNP government.

Beavers were released in the wild in Denmark a few years ago, and it’s been a big success. Sure, they build damns and flood fields, but that’s the whole point – the resulting wetlands are great for lots of animals, not just the beavers.

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