How the reintroduction of beavers to Britain is already helping to reduce soil erosion and pollution
| Daily Mail Reporter
5/10/2018 4:15 PM EST
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Beavers recently reintroduced to Britain are already helping to reduce soil erosion and pollution, a study suggests.
Champions of beaver reintroduction claim their dams prevent flooding because they slow down the flow of rivers.
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And scientists from Exeter University, who have been studying a family of the mammals in Devon since 2011, found their 13 dams have also trapped more than 100 tons of sediment.
Of this, 70 per cent was thought to be soil washing away from ‘intensively managed grassland’ fields upstream. The ponds are also storing...
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