Argentina plans to cull 100,000 beavers in Tierra del Fuego

Argentina plans to cull 100,000 beavers in Tierra del Fuego
 

The authorities in the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego are planning to cull 100,000 beavers.
Beavers, an invasive exotic species, were introduced to the area in 1946 to offer locals work in the fur trade.
With no natural predators, the beavers have reproduced rapidly and are a threat to the native forest, environmentalists say.
The plan is to eradicate the North American beaver completely from the archipelago, local officials say.
According to the officials, the beaver situation is "totally out of control" in Tierra del Fuego, where the rodents have destroyed an area double... read more

 
14 November 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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