Sean's Wild Life
Are you a Beaver Believer?
I spoke with Chris Jones and Sophie Pavelle from the Beaver Trust about the return of this iconic mammal to the UK, and the magical effects they can have on our landscapes and waterways. Described as ecosystem engineers, they reshape river systems bringing benefits to a dazzling array of other species. Not only that, but they can also mitigate flood risk and bring benefits for carbon sequestration and climate change.
We discuss the reintroduction projects across the UK, escapees, managing conflicts with landowners and what the future holds for UK beavers. I'm a beaver believer, and I think after this episode you will be too!
Sean's Wild Life podcast is produced and edited by Thomas Ntinas. Title track 'A Wild Life' kindly composed and donated by Mark Rose. Production costs are self funded by Sean McCormack, but donations to fund future episodes are welcome at www.patreon.com/seanswildlife or here on Acast