Eager beavers are considered ‘managers’ in Dutch nature reserves

AFTER the reintroduction of beavers in a Dutch nature reserve in the late 1980s, they seem to have thrived and there have been more than 2,000 sightings of them across the country where they are helping the environment with their activities.

They are good for the nature reserves in particular as these shy creatures have an important effect on the landscape by making dams and burrows and gnawing down trees.

The trees start to rot and are ideal for grubs which in turn attract woodpeckers and other insects and also provide a place for mushrooms to grow.

Quite often, beavers have a habit of bringing down trees in areas that are generally inaccessible for humans which is beneficial as sunlight can reach the bottom of the river and promote plant growth.

In Brabant, one of the wardens there told RTV Utrecht that “the beaver is the head manager of the nature reserve” but they also have their detractors as if allowed complete free rein around the country, they could conceivably cause damage to the very important dikes.

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