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Old Friday 11th September 2020, 15:31   #1
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Cheshire Beaver Re-introdution

https://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.or...fter-400-years

Really pleased about this as it's only about a mile from my house. Local residents got a mailshot yesterday which was basically a 99% advert to join the Cheshire wildlife trust and contained little or no interesting or relevant information. It did mention one thing in the questionaire section.
"Would you be interested in seeing Nightjars re-introduced into Cheshire"
No I bloody would not. For one they already breed or did recently very locally and for another one it would be a complete vanity project with as much effect on the worldwide population and British environment as the similar wastes of time including English White-tailed Eagles and Great Bustards.
Beavers are a brilliant idea in that they will benefit countless other plants and animals within their altered habitat. Lets not waste time and money on something that just looks impressive and does nothing else.
Red Kites, that was another total waste of time and money.
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Old Friday 11th September 2020, 15:52   #2
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Should the Great Bustard introduction prove successful and a viable population established, it will be of far more significance on a European and worldwide scale than Beavers. While Beavers are two'a'penny and expanding in parts of Europe, Great Bustard populations are mostly small and vulnerable.
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Should the Great Bustard introduction prove successful and a viable population established, it will be of far more significance on a European and worldwide scale than Beavers. While Beavers are two'a'penny and expanding in parts of Europe, Great Bustard populations are mostly small and vulnerable.
Of course I'm not denying that but if you look at it from a financial point of view it's a lot of money to benefit one species while the same amount of money or less could support a species such as Beaver which alters its own habitat bringing benefits to a wide range of species.
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This is not a reintroduction. It's just yet another fenced enclosure project, with large sums of money wasted on expensive fencing. It's long past the point where beavers simply need to be released into major river systems across England & Wales.

Meanwhile, the Scottish government is allowing the population in the Tay catchment to be shot pretty much at will by local landowners, while preventing beavers from being translocated to establish populations in other areas of Scotland.
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Should the Great Bustard introduction prove successful and a viable population established, it will be of far more significance on a European and worldwide scale than Beavers. While Beavers are two'a'penny and expanding in parts of Europe, Great Bustard populations are mostly small and vulnerable.
While beavers are doing well on the continent, that is no use at all to our British aquatic & wetland wildlife which would absolutely benefit from the widespread restoration of beavers here.
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While beavers are doing well on the continent, that is no use at all to our British aquatic & wetland wildlife which would absolutely benefit from the widespread restoration of beavers here.
Agreed, my reply was just in response to " it would be a complete vanity project with as much effect on the worldwide population and British environment as the similar wastes of time including English White-tailed Eagles and Great Bustards"
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This is good news I'd love to see a Beaver.
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This is good news I'd love to see a Beaver.
Then why haven't you been to Loch of the Lowes and done so? It's practically up the road from you and they've been there years, unfenced.

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Then why haven't you been to Loch of the Lowes and done so? It's practically up the road from you and they've been there years, unfenced.

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This is not a reintroduction. It's just yet another fenced enclosure project, with large sums of money wasted on expensive fencing. It's long past the point where beavers simply need to be released into major river systems across England & Wales.

Meanwhile, the Scottish government is allowing the population in the Tay catchment to be shot pretty much at will by local landowners, while preventing beavers from being translocated to establish populations in other areas of Scotland.
I agree why are we creating enclosures for them, either let them go wild or don't bother

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