Brought in by humans, beavers threaten Patagonia forest

Tierra Del Fuego , Chile (AFP) April 23, 2021
The Karukinka natural park on Chile’s side of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago guards a treasure trove of ancient beech trees saved from the chainsaws of loggers. Today, the leafy giants face a new threat: a flourishing community of beavers brought to Patagonia from Canada 75 years ago with the idea of promoting human settlement, centered on fur trade, on the sparsely populated tip of South
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