On Saturday, April 1st, as a part of the Festival of Walks, we presented beaver at a walk along beaver tracks in the area of Maribor, where the beaver has recently settled down.
We presented the beaver and its role in the environment. While the beaver was not on our soil, the natural environment changed a lot, and the species also disappeared from people’s consciousness. We have forgotten how to coexist with this natural engineer, so the loss of “social” habitat causes problems for the beaver at least as much as the loss of its natural habitat. We have to learn to live with the beaver again. We hope that by spreading knowledge about the ecology and benefits of the beaver, as well as preventive measures against damage, we will reduce people’s negative attitude towards the beaver.