Invasive species and conservation

  Two stories grabbed my attention this week in the news relating to the Ecology and Conservation option unit G. One was the possible hunting of Canada geese (Branta canadenis) in France due to unexpected climbing numbers. Perhaps it caught my eye as I live in Canada. As the largest goose found in europe it was introduced into Britain in the 17th century; they are prolific breeders. At the end of the 1990's there were only several hundred in France, now there ...