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Environmental Woes of Tierra del Fuego -- Invasive Species

By flooding river channels, washing out roads and cutting forested land, the beaver is the most visually damaging of Tierra del Fuego's invaders. They certainly catch the greatest institutional attention. The beavers, says researcher Julio Escobar, "have a visual impact that the politicians can see."

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By flooding river channels, washing out roads and cutting forested land, the beaver is the most visually damaging of Tierra del Fuego's invaders. They certainly catch the greatest institutional attention. The beavers, says researcher Julio Escobar, "have a visual impact that the politicians can see."