Swiss returned to their forests slaughtered earlier beaver and lynx

Swiss authorities have successfully returned to the country's forests were exterminated a century ago beaver and lynx, but not yet able to establish peaceful coexistence of people with wolves and bears, said forest program coordinator GrinpisShveytsarii Resle Asti (Asti Roesle).

"The program for the return to nature Beavers started in Switzerland about 20 years ago, and now the number of beavers reached several hundred head. Even started talking about the introduction of quotas on hunting, as conflicts over land have begun between the beavers who are the builders of dams and the peasants ", — said Resle RIA Novosti.

In addition, the Swiss Alps are also successfully returned feathered hawk-bearded mountain goats — goats, which had to restore population bring contraband from neighboring Italy.

Unwanted wolves and bears?

However, if the restoration of the strength of Peace or secretive animals and birds makes people support the Swiss Alps and the joy, the wolves and bears, many farmers are not expected back.

"Wolves are infiltrating the country through the mountains of neighboring Austria and Slovenia. They certainly drag the sheep, so they shoot. Nevertheless, conservationists are trying to protect and wolves and sheep, returning to the past of Shepherds" — said the agency interlocutor .

While environmentalists refer to a successful project for the return of the lynx, whose numbers in the country today has reached 100-150 individuals. According to the WWF Switzerland, thanks to an electric wire fence pastures and working sheep dogs, the number of stolen pets lynx has stabilized at 50 per year, which is relatively small, given that the number of sheep in the country has 450,000 heads.

In this case, as the Resle, success return wildlife promote public compensation to the peasants in the case of death of livestock from predators, as well as the good condition of Swiss forest area which is growing year by year.

"The forest area in Switzerland has grown over the past decade. Nearly 150 years ago the area was about 20% of the current. Situation helped fix high fines for illegal logging and the introduction of the principles of sustainable forest management", — concluded the representative of Greenpeace.

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