Beavers Head North and Impact Arctic Landscape


New report maps their spread into tundra region of Alaska and northern Canada

A new report has highlighted how beavers are heading further north and are having a significant impact on the landscape of northern Canada and Alaska.

The Arctic Report Card 2021 report, published this month by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), describes how the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) has expanded its range in recent years and is now colonising Arctic territory.

Authored by members of the Arctic Beaver Observation Network (A-BON), including Dr Helen Wheeler of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), the report details how scientists are using satellite imagery to plot the beavers’ march into the Arctic tundra.

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