Many animals improve soil health through extensive digging. These “ecosystem engineers” benefit not only soils, but plants and other organisms.In Australia, most of our digging animals are either extinct or threatened. But not so the Echidna, which is still relatively common across large areas of the continent.
Echidnas dig pits, furrows and depressions in the soil while foraging for ants. So, by improving Echidna habitat, we can significantly improve soil health and boost climate action efforts.
Dig this: a tiny echidna moves 8 trailer-loads of soil a year, helping tackle climate change (theconversation.com)