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First course of action against the city of beaver

Who is currently in the gravel road along the river out of town in the direction of the werd island, you can discover everywhere traces of active beavers. Here, gnawed Branches, as of a willow, the bark is stripped a busy guy professionally and like. No doubt: Here was a professional at work.

And the animals do not remain undetected: read Two reporters have sent us pictures of the gnawed trees. And since the beginning of the year, with three attentive passers-by have reported their beaver observations of the city.

The beaver seems to gnaw not only on the trees, but also on the understanding of some of the local residents. The a paper note, which was hung at the height of the restaurant turbine house to a pasture. The passers-by will be explained to the fact that you have attached, in consultation with the urban Rangers in a grid. "Children would like to have a tree (...) for the shade in summer", is written.

With grille against the rodent

Green city of Zurich confirmed that, so far, in the area around the island of two trees with grid provided. "It is not, however, our goal is to protect a row of trees," says spokesman Lukas Handschin. Only in the case of landscape shaping of trees, such as, for example, the above-mentioned pasture, was covered by a Meter of trunk.

the city of Zurich's electricity company had this year already with the rodents apart. In January, a beaver, eat a tree, near the Europe bridge so much that this had to be taken to prevent that he falls to the walkway.

we Must fear us now along the river before the falling trees? "No," says the head of the beaver trade office of the Canton of Zurich, Urs Wegmann, on request. "Cut trees and shrubs, because of the light and the direction of growth usually in the direction of the water." In addition, this highly visible Frassspuren of trees would be from now until the autumn. Because the beavers are pure vegetarians, subsisting in the warmer months of many herbaceous plants in the riparian area. Because this food falls over the Winter, or hardly any nutrients to make you out in the cold on the bark and buds of woody plants. To access this, you need to cases, these woody plants.

beaver increase in the Leutschenbach

Wegmann estimates that around half a dozen rodents living along the Limmat river. But they are not the only ones on the city floor. In March of this year, the recording of images of a beaver couple is directly on the leutschenbach actively managed the SRF. It is believed that this from Wallisellen or the airport about the side waters of the Smooth of there were.

In the Canton of Zurich life, according to the last census, the beaver, specialist Agency, just under 400 beaver in a well 106 districts. Each year, the inventory increased by about 8 percent. Across the country, around 2800 copies of the protected animal's life, according to estimates. Your stock has recovered since the nineties. At that time, the Federal office for the environment (FOEN) classified the beaver as a "threatened with extinction". This category of Threat has been downgraded in 2016, two categories of "vulnerable". In the current Revision of the Red list, a further downgrade is likely.

A chunk of a Rodent: The beaver at work in Zurich (archive recording of 2017). (Video of: Karin Schlatter) (saf)

Created: 22.04.2019, 13:15 PM

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