- Jul 13, 2011
- Hobbs End
Beavers have been shown to greatly increase biodiversity in ecosystems. The ponds they create are beneficial for amphibians, fish, insects, birds, maybe even water voles. What do you think is going to happen? - these reintroduced beavers are generally on private land & are being monitored for their effect. They’re not going to flood public land with impunity.Beavers were 500 years ago. There simply is no predicting what the re-introduction of them will do to ecosystems. I think it's just virtue signalling by faux conservationists, who don't want to spend time or do any hard yards on the non-photogenic indigenous species at risk, like eels, or the native crayfish (@maximus otter you left out Signal Crayfish), water voles, or 'insects in general'.
Unlike the other creatures on max’s list which were not reintroduced but introduced where they hadn’t previously been, they’re not harmful to native wildlife apart from felling some trees. Quite the opposite. And ironically they’re on the River Otter.
I don’t think you need to worry just yet that they’re going to spread unchecked putting your town underwater.
Virtue signalling faux conservationists eh? That’s told ‘em.