East Devon: Dams Built By Beavers Create Area Of Wetland Amid Drought

A network of dams built by beavers in Devon has helped to maintain an area of wetland despite a drought in the South West.

There are a number of beaver families living on land owned and farmed by Clinton Devon Estates.

They were the subject of a five-year study ending in 2020 which explored the impact of beavers on the countryside.

The trial found a number of benefits and the beavers have been allowed to continue living in the area.

The mammals used sticks and mud to create several dams on the estate in less than a year, and a hectare of grazing land is now permanently underwater as a result.

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