P148 Teletext 148 Oct 2 21:04:23       ————————————————————————————  FOREIGN CREATURES INVADE!  Invaders from other lands are wrecking a British scheme to repopulate the countryside with endangered species. Hear their names and tremble: the Chinese mitten crab, the Muntjac deer and the American mink. They are to blame for an uphill conservation fight across Britain. But as Club finds out, it's not all doom and gloom for native British species as many are flocking back. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Adam Keeble CHECK OUT YOUR LOVE STARS p418 Write It! Fun&Games Flicks Green
P148 Teletext 148 Oct 2 21:00:50       ————————————————————————————  FOREIGN CREATURES INVADE!  Breeding rare species is no longer such a problem - but sustaining them once released in the wild can be tough. "Before releasing any newly bred creatures into the wild, research must be done into the area to see if they can survive," says Martin Tither of environment group English Nature. "Barn owls are one example. If they can't find food when released, they die and that solves nothing." ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Digitiser 670 The hottest gossip 143 LAND ON PLANET SOUND! p480 Write It! Fun&Games Flicks Green
P148 Teletext 148 Oct 2 21:00:11       ————————————————————————————  FOREIGN CREATURES INVADE!  The American mink was brought to Britain in the 1930s for its fur. Now they have worked their way into the wild where they wreck the ecosystem. "Feral mink should not be here," says Martin Tither of English Nature. "There is nothing to kill them in the wild - except man. "While it's not nice for them to be kept in a cage, it's no better for them or other animals for them to be loose." ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Planet Sound 480 It's Your Life 410 GOSS! GOSS! GOSS! GOSS! p143 Write It! Fun&Games Flicks Green
P148 Teletext 148 Oct 2 21:01:10       ————————————————————————————  FOREIGN CREATURES INVADE!  The coypu, a native of South America, has been driven out of Britain by man - for the good of native creatures. "They did not fit into our country, so they had to be culled," says Martin Tither of English Nature. "In some areas where red squirrels should be and are not, because of grey squirrels, it's right that the balance is restored and the grey is removed." ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Digitiser 670 The hottest gossip 143 LAND ON PLANET SOUND! p480 Write It! Fun&Games Flicks Green
P148 Teletext 148 Oct 2 21:01:31       ————————————————————————————  FOREIGN CREATURES INVADE!  The red kite is a success story that has defied foreign species and, often a bigger threat, the threat of man. The red kite hasn't been seen outside Wales since the start of the century. Now in some parts of England and Scotland they have been restored. "It's a superb bird," says Martin Tither at English Nature. "We've got around 100 pairs breeding in the wild in places where there were none." ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Green 160 Angst 146 CHECK OUT THE CHARTS p485 Write It! Fun&Games Flicks Green
P148 Teletext 148 Oct 2 21:01:53       ————————————————————————————  FOREIGN CREATURES INVADE!  Animals thought of by many people as common in the British Isles are on the decline - like the humble frog. "These alien animals wreck the food chain," says Martin Tither of English Nature. "They can directly hunt British creatures or just eat their food. "We're having to import animals from across Europe to restore breeds that once flourished in the wild - no thanks to foreign breeds coming over here." ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— New music 144 Get a mate 147 WHO'S TOURING WHERE? p486 Write It! Fun&Games Flicks Green
P148 Teletext 148 Oct 2 21:04:12       ————————————————————————————  FOREIGN CREATURES INVADE!  Here are some British breeds under threat because of alien animals infiltrating our environment: Dormice are under threat from the Chinese Muntjac deer, who raid the mice's food supply. American mink are hardy and prolific hunters of species like water vole. North American Bullfrogs will eat small fish and sometimes even birds. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Digitiser 670 The hottest gossip 143 LAND ON PLANET SOUND! p480 Write It! Fun&Games Flicks Green