Big Win for California's Beavers
Responding to our threat of legal action, the federal wildlife-killing program known as Wildlife Services just agreed to stop shooting and trapping California beavers on more than 4 million acres and 11,000 river miles where beaver deaths could hurt endangered wildlife.
Beavers are critical to the well-being of imperiled species like native salmon and southwestern willow flycatchers, which use the habitats beavers create.
"This agreement will save hundreds of California's beavers," said the Center's Collette Adkins. "Beavers build dams and ponds that help endangered fish and frogs. By protecting them, we'll allow their ponds to be safe havens for other wildlife."
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