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  • Beavers cut flooding and pollution and boost wildlife populations Beavers cut flooding and pollution and boost wildlife populationsBeavers have alleviated flooding, reduced pollution and boosted populations of fish, amphibians and other wildlife, according to a five-year study of wild-living animals in Devon. The report, which will help the government decide whether to allow wild beavers to return to England after being hunted to extinction more than 400 years ago, concludes that the species has ...
  • Even after death, animals are important in ecosystems Even after death, animals are important in ecosystemsUnlike deadwood, the sight of carcasses in nature is hardly accepted. A shame, the researchers think.  Animal carcasses play an important role in biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, also over prolonged periods. Scientists from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the University of Groningen have published these findings in the journal PLOS ONE. ...
  • Tiny Woodlands Are More Important Than Previously Thought Tiny Woodlands Are More Important Than Previously ThoughtSmall woodlands in farmland have more benefits for humans per area, compared to large forests, according to a new study. The small woodlands, sometimes even smaller than a football field, can easily go unnoticed in agricultural landscapes. Yet, these small forest remnants can store more carbon in the topsoil layer, are more suitable for hunting ...
  • Underground ecosystem contains billions of micro-organisms Underground ecosystem contains billions of micro-organismsGlobal team of scientists find ecosystem below earth that is twice the size of world’s oceans The Earth is far more alive than previously thought, according to 'deep life' studies that reveal a rich ecosystem beneath our feet that is almost twice the size of all the world’s oceans. Despite extreme heat, no light, minuscule nutrition and ...
  • Potatoes for oysters Potatoes for oystersRestoring ecosystems All over the world wet ecosytems like mangroves, marshes, coralreefs, coasts, are playing an important role in keeping the local nature in balance. This is common knowledge, but still  many of these ecosystems are disappearing or degraded. People are trying to restore these ecosystems, but usually not very successful . It is so difficult ...
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