Britains Horse chestnut trees are under threat. The ‘leaf minor’ caterpillar is attacking them.
The leaf minor caterpillar’s numbers are controlled naturally by wasps – who eat them.
Wasps nests are being eaten by badgers.
So, indirectly badgers are destroying our lovely chestnut trees.
Badgers also dig out bumble bees.
Is this a case of protecting one species, which then spreads and reproduces so much that it destroys other species and plants?
Do the conservationists know these facts?