It is World Beaver Day on April 7th at the moment. It is vital to maintain native ecosystems, even though it is not endangered. The benefits of getting native beavers are numerous: they improve stream flow in seasonally dry streams by conserving runoff during the wet season, help waterfowl get water by creating elevated areas of water, and even help revive streams. During the Thirties, the US government put 600 beavers to work to stop soil erosion by streams in Oregon, and each one earned $300.
Beaver dams help to restore wetlands, sometimes known as the “rainforests of the north,” which are thought to be the most vital component of the nation’s life support system.” We continue to benefit from significant natural services, such as water purification, by learning to coexist with beaver wetlands. Nature’s engineers will also fight for the localized weather change. This is because beaver dams and wetlands keep water on the land, reducing damage from major floods and droughts, which are extreme weather events becoming more frequent due to climate change. Additionally, the lush vegetation of beaver wetlands absorbs a lot of carbon dioxide, and draining these areas releases carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas “.
Hot Flav has gathered the cutest photos of child beavers to celebrate Worldwide Beaver Day. Do you have a favourite child animal? Submit your beaver infants below, or vote for your favourite!