Cutting trees to protect turtle threatens other animals, say wildlife advocates - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Idil Mussa, CBC News Ottawa, January 19, 2017

Conservationists in Ottawa are upset the work of a Kanata developer to protect one species of animal could end up threatening a whole host of habitats for wintering creatures.

Kanata North Lands Development (KLN) began felling trees earlier this month to make way for turtle fencing around an area slated for urban development in the South March Highlands.

The fencing is a permit requirement by the province before any construction can begin, a requirement aimed specifically at preserving the Blanding's turtle, a threatened species.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/conservationists-angry-about-trees-being-cut-down-to-protect-turtles-at-risk-1.3941528