PARKS CANADA PUTS PLAN TO KILL BEAVERS ON HOLD

National Post (Latest Edition) - - CANADA -

A bat­tle over beavers is brew­ing on South Pen­der Is­land, B.C., where res­i­dents are vow­ing to save the an­i­mals. The beavers have been build­ing dams in Green­burn Lake, threat­en­ing an earthen dam con­structed on part of the Gulf Is­land Na­tional Park Re­serve, an area ad­min­is­tered by Parks Canada. Wendy Sc­hole­field, a trustee with the Is­lands Trust, a body that pro­tects the area, says Parks Canada put up a no­tice last week say­ing the beavers would be trapped and killed Mon­day. Sc­hole­field says Parks Canada an­nounced it with­out pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion. Res­i­dents were set to protest Mon­day but Parks Canada put the plan on hold un­til the end of the week. Nathan Car­di­nal, Parks Canada’s act­ing su­per­in­ten­dent for the re­serve, was not avail­able for com­ment.

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