Posts with tag: aurochs

  • Second shipment of Tauros arrives in the Danube Delta (News)

    15. November 2017

    The successful translocation saw a second group of ten Tauros join the existing herd, which arrived in the Danube Delta in 2015. Crossbreeding with local breeds should result in a free roaming, well-adapted herd of bovines that will shape a biodiverse, naturally grazed delta landscape.    A new shipment of Tauros arrived safely in the Danube …

  • Genetic study shows how close primitive cattle breeds are to the lost aurochs (News)

    13. January 2016

    A recent genetic study, ranking 34 primitive cattle breeds by their closeness to the extinct aurochs, provides additional scientific backing to the Tauros Programme that aims to breed a suitable replacement for this lost species. One analyses (NEI genetic distance) calculated the distance between the analysed breeds in comparison to the one analysed original aurochs. …

  • New Tauros breeding site opened in the Danube Delta, Romania (News)

    22. October 2015

    On Friday 16th October, the arrival of a herd of bovines to the Danube Delta rewilding area marked the launch of the third breeding site of the Tauros Programme. After a complex logistical operation and a very long barge cruise down the Danube River, the animals arrived safely at the breeding site location, receiving a …

  • New publication – sharing practices on natural grazing in Europe (News)

    13. July 2015

    Today, Rewilding Europe launches a new publication focusing on sharing practices on natural grazing as a key ecological process. The publication ‘Natural Grazing – Practices in the rewilding of cattle and horses’ will help rewilding initiatives from all over Europe to learn and adopt some of the latest lessons and practices on setting up and …

  • Two magnificent, aurochs-like Sayaguesa bulls now grazing free in Velebit (News)

    6. November 2014

    Two bulls of the Spanish breed Sayaguesa were transported from The Netherlands in mid October, to become a part of the Tauros Breeding Program in the Velebit mountains, Croatia.   They already seem adapted to their new environment,  grazing together with the existing herd of 16 animals of the ancient Croatian breed called Boskarin. Both …

  • Fights with wolves: what is the real, wild aurochs behaviour? (Blog)

    27. May 2014

    Anyone who has seen the film ‘Dances with wolves’ with Kevin Costner could easily get the false impression that wolves are cosy animals that you can even hug or dance with. Our young Boskarin bull, recently released in a small herd in the wild Velebit mountains in Croatia knows differently by now.   He recently …

  • The Tauros Programme causes a traffic jam in the Velebit mountains (Blog)

    8. April 2014

    The cowboy profession has changed dramatically. I consider myself as a modern one. I live in the city and I am now travelling by train, plane and car from the Netherlands to Croatia. On the train, the women next to me proudly show their new bags to each other. The brand is called ‘Cowboys bags’. …

  • First Boskarin cattle now released in the Velebit mountains (News)

    3. April 2014

    Twelve Boskarin cattle (five cows, five heifers and two calves) were transported at the end of March to the Tauros programme breeding site in the Velebit mountains in Croatia. According to the latest information the animals are doing well at their new home. This is the first time Boskarin cattle have been brought to Velebit. …

  • A new-born Maronesa cow calf in the Faia Brava Reserve (News)

    7. February 2014

    At the end of January, a female Maronesa cow was born in the Faia Brava Reserve, one of the Rewilding Europe core areas in Western Iberia. Totally, there are now 10 Maronesa individuals living in a semi-wild way at Faia Brava. The Maronesa herd is initiated and developed at Faia Brava together with the Tauros …

  • Aurochs book officially launched (News)

    6. October 2013

    THE AUROCHS – BORN TO BE WILD, a unique book about the comeback of this European icon was officially launched today, October 6th at a special event during WILD 10, the World Wilderness Congress in Salamanca, Spain, organised together with the Taurus Foundation and CoalitionWILD. The aurochs was a keystone species in Europe’s ecosystems, but …