Habitat Destruction


Horse Riding



Overstocking Wet Meadows

Unleashed Dogs Chasing Wildlife

Erosion of Trails

Destruction of Stream Banks (Natura 2000)

Trampling Undergrowth by Riding Cross-country Off Trails


Vielsalm Public Employees



Yearly Massacre of Hedges Along Public Paths and Lanes

Early Mowing Along Public Lanes (25 May)

Destruction of Wild Flowers by Scraping Roadsides

Deposing Rubble from Roadsides (left) Along Public Lanes and as Landfill


Land "Reclamation"



Landfill (Natura 2000)

Draining (Natura 2000)


Field Boundaries



Tearing Out Ancient Hedges (Natura 2000)

Encircling Trees with Barbed Wire

Hedgerow Trees Slashed by Hunters


Forestry



Clear-cutting Along Streams

Mowing Banks of Forest Ponds

Maintaining Drainage Ditches

Felling Ancient Trees Attacked by Fungi

Removing Wind-fallen Trees

Cutting Dead Trees


Natagora Reserve "Management"



Clear-cutting Salix-Betula Forests (Natura 2000)

Burning Lichen- and Moss-covered Dead Wood (Natura 2000)

Pasturing Along Streams and Springs (Natura 2000)

Applying Roundup™ on Salix Stumps (Natura 2000)

Piles of Spruce Branches in Bogs and Mires (Natura 2000)

Top Soil Removal with Piles of Sod (Natura 2000)


Farmers



Replacing Permanent Meadows with Crops

Spraying Permanent Meadows with Roundup

Early Mowing of Meadows


Bibliography

Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2007 J.K. Lindsey

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