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Transcript of Beavers
the Eurasian beaver Castor fiber
the North American Beaver (Canadian beaver) Castor canadensis Introduction Eurasian Beaver North American Beaver (Canadian Beaver) Pictures Maple Leaf Picture: Paybackonline.ca. "Foreign ownership liberalization becomes election issue". May 22 2013
Beaver holding Canadian Flag Picture: Deviantart.com. "Canadian beaver". May 22 2013.
Eurasian Beaver Picture: Waza.org. "Eurasian Beaver, European Beaver". May 22 2013
Riparian Zone Picture: sciencebuzz.org. "Give Your Local Riparian Zone Some Love". May 27 2013.
Beaver Picture (Food Chain): Whistlerfishingguides.ca. "Wildlife" May 27 2013.
Kayak and Beaver dam: Wikipedia.org. Beaver Dam. May 27 2013.
Toonvectors "Sad cartoon beaver" May 27, 2013
http://www.toonvectors.com The beaver's habitat is the Riparian zone (the place in between a river/stream and land) ENVIRONMENT Information Wikipedia.org. "Beaver". May 22 & 27, 2013.
Wikipedia.org. "Riparian Zone". May 27, 2013.
En.gov.nl.ca. "Beaver" May 27, 2013
paws.org "Beavers" May 17, 2013
http://www.paws.org/beavers.html Features of the Riparian Zone -Restores and stabilizes soil
-Protects aquatic environments from sedimentation
-Improves water quality
-Supplies food and Shelter Ideal Conditions -Slow moving rivers, streams, lakes, or ponds
-Lots of trees nearby for dam building and food
A beaver will alter its environments to suit its needs FOOD WEB Wolves Mountain Lion Coyotes Hawks Tree Bark (Aspen and poplar) Bears Aquatic plants Berries Beaver How humans have affected beavers Beavers were once hunted into near extinction. They have been trapped for their pelts and landowners also kill them because they build dams that cause flooding. As a result, beaver populations have dropped dramatically. What humans can do to reduce/eliminate problems People can change their property to prevent beavers from building dams.
Fencing an area can prevent beavers from entering it.
Placing a wire mesh around trees discourages beavers from using the trees to build their dams
Cutting fewer less trees
Not planting anything beavers eat near houses Effect on food web and beaver Humans are cutting down more trees, forcing beavers to travel further away from their homes to find food, leaving them vulnerable to predators. Stupid Beavers -.- Thanks for watching Stock Illustration "Happy Beaver" May 27, 2013
http://www.istockphoto.com v=d_li0VJisNk http://www.youtube.com/watch? Music PS: The link kept automatically converting to video form so the link is in 2 parts