The Beaver – A Natural Landscape Architect

In 1999 a group of 18 beavers were reintroduced to Klosterheden Plantation by the Nature Agency. With this initiative the species returned to Denmark after being eradicated approximately 800 years ago through intensive hunting and destruction of their habitats. It was not only in Denmark that the beavers were pursued – it is estimated that the total European beaver population was down to about 700 individuals around 100 years ago.

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