vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news
vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news

Sentience

April 05, 2020 - Literary Hub

What the Beaver Can Teach Us About Innovative Conservation

What the Beaver Can Teach Us About Innovative Conservation
BeaverFile Photo / © Photabulous

Engineering that views nature as a model, not an obstacle. That which is destructive acts as a disturbance mechanism, churning the landscape and creating new opportunity.

The whole of nature—which is to say, all of the world—is like the beaver’s patchwork quilt: dynamic, changing, chaotic. Beaver dam analogs and their champions often find themselves in uneasy coexistence with regulatory agencies responsible for keeping rivers manageable and controlled. The very purpose of a BDA is to add a bit less control—a bit of untidiness—to the river. The dams help the river burst its banks, begin to meander, and reenter the old floodplains. But then, it’s often a flood-control agency rubber-stamping such projects, and these agencies are inherently skeptical of introducing an object meant to bring about the very thing—a flood—they have been tasked with preventing.

Continue Reading at:

Literary Hub

Sentience Featured Stories

More Sentience News

Most Read - Last 30 Days

  1. CHINA: Culture of eating exotic mammals a time bomb
  2. Not Just China, New York Too Has Over 80 ‘Wet Markets’ That Sell & Slaughter Live Animals
  3. Montana's annual bison cull which secretly slaughters as many as 1,000 animals each year
  4. 10 years to save ‘world’s most threatened sea turtle’
  5. Most Of The World's Permafrost Could Be Preserved Until 2100 By Horses, Reindeer And Bison, Study Suggests
  6. Study: Plastic Trash Kills Half A Million Hermit Crabs On Remote Islands Each Year
  7. Alberta beef plant halts slaughter due to positive COVID-19 test
  8. Animal Rights and Welfare, How Does your Country Rate
  9. Emboldened wild animals venture into locked-down cities worldwide
  10. FACT: Everybody needs to wear a face mask

Some photos and photo services
generously donated by Photabulous

Photabulous

Fabulous Photos

PARIS · TORONTO · AMSTERDAM