I made these films on the Bamff Estate in Perthshire, where beavers have been introduced to restore the wetland habitat. Louise Ramsay explains why beavers are really important for regeneration, water purification, climate change, flood prevention and biodiversity. It was amazing to see these elusive creatures in the wild and quite tricky to film as they only come out at dusk – all of the beaver footage was shot in about half an hour over two days. Good thing I'm happy hiding quietly in the bushes... The music is by Sophie Ramsay, daughter of Louise and Paul who own the Bamff Estate. After filming, they kindly welcomed me into their lodge for dinner and highly astute conversation in a cavernous, ancient kitchen... All I can say is: beavers are great. We need more beavers!
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