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The Geographical Podcast: The beaver's rightful return to Great Britain

The Geographical Podcast: The beaver's rightful return to Great Britain Cam Wild Photography
01 Dec
2021
The December edition of the Geographical Podcast has landed

This month, we turn our attention to a miraculous rodent. To the delight of conservationists and the British public, the beaver is back, busy on our waterways once again.

By building dams, beavers naturally regulate the flow of rivers. But this ‘ecosystem engineer species’ was driven to local extinction in the 1700s. Without them, our waterways do not function naturally, conservationists argue. Many hope that the species will now improve the condition of our waterways, benefitting both human communities and the natural world.

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