30 Jan 2020

Beavers given flood defence job in Somerset

Home Affairs Correspondent

A pair of beavers have been released on a National Trust estate in Exmoor – as part of efforts to improve biodiversity and help tackle flooding.

It’s all part of a strategy which lets nature take charge of helping make areas more resilient to pressures like climate change and extreme weather.

It’s hoped that the beavers will build dams which will slow down the flow of rivers and reduce the impact of flooding or drought.