Federal government backs more habitat for beavers

29th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

A federal environment department report trumpets the reintroduction of the beaver more than 50 years ago as a Swiss story of species protection after the population grows to 1,600. The flat-tailed rodent, exterminated from Switzerland in the early 19th century, faces fresh challenges due to conflicts with farmers, but the online report, released on Thursday, underlines the benefits of providing more habitat for the creatures.

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