After coming close to extinction, the beaver is repopulating French rivers

After coming close to extinction, the beaver is repopulating French rivers

Violet Field inPlanetJan 12, 2021 1 min read1 views

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A beaver in its natural element in Belarus (illustration) - Stringer / TASS / Sipa USA / SIPA

It is the largest rodent in Europe. However, a few decades ago, there were only a few dozen left, busy building dams on the rivers of France. After a century of conservation policies, tens of thousands of beavers have repopulated the rivers.

Brut, the partner of 20 Minutes, tells you, in the video, the incredible story of the preservation of this mammal long considered to be harmful. However, like all species, it is essential for biodiversity.