Posts with tag: European bison

  • Pioneering study sheds new light on bison ecology and grazing communities (News)

    19. January 2018

    The results of the four-year study, which focused on the feeding behaviour of reintroduced European bison, Konik horses and Highland cattle in and around the Kraansvlak reserve in the Netherlands, have important implications for rewilding initiatives across Europe.  A study in grazing One of Rewilding Europe’s key objectives is the restoration of trophic cascades. These …

  • Polish and Romanian LIFE bison project members meet in the Southern Carpathians (Blog)

    22. December 2017

    Teams exchange insight and experience, while Polish history of bison reintroduction bodes well for the Romanian rewilding programme. After members of the Polish LIFE Bison project reached out to their Romanian counterparts, the end of November saw a meeting of the two teams take place in the Southern Carpathians. I have had the pleasure of …

  • First-Ever Live Griffon Vultures web Camera installed in Rhodope mountains (LIFE Vultures news)

    18. December 2017

    In December team from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and Rewilding Rhodopes Foundation placed a video camera in a potential Griffon Vulture nest which will enable us to monitor closely and in real time the everyday life of these rare birds. Griffon Vultures are known to be caring parents, as both …

  • New education programme launched in the Southern Carpathians (LIFE Bison news)

    30. November 2017

    The two-year programme will encourage more young Romanians to become involved in wild nature and forms part of a vision to use reintroduced bison as an engine for driving local development.   An ambitious education programme recently launched in an area of the Southern Carpathians in Romania aims to involve youngsters in the conservation of …

  • The Rhodope Mountains rewilding area welcomes two new bison (News)

    16. November 2017

    The animals, which are acclimatising quickly, will soon join the existing herd of bison in the area, boosting the role of the Rhodope Mountains as a breeding centre and benefitting local biodiversity. The Rhodope Mountains rewilding area was delighted to welcome two more European bison in October. The animals were donated by Suhl Zoo in …

  • The European Rewilding Network welcomes three new members (News)

    7. November 2017

    Rewilding Europe is delighted to welcome three new members (from Scotland, Spain and Poland) to the European Rewilding Network. Displaying impressive growth since its launch at WILD10 in Salamanca in October 2013, the network now comprises 57 members from 25 European countries (including Rewilding Europe’s eight operational areas). The European Rewilding Network’s trio of fresh faces are …

  • Banking on wildlife (News)

    5. October 2017

    Rewilding Europe’s European Wildife Bank is a pioneering way to restore natural numbers of large herbivores across Europe. Launched in 2013, Rewilding Europe’s European Wildlife Bank (EWB) is designed to facilitate the reintroduction and restocking of herbivores to rewilding areas across the European continent. It has already proven successful, supplying animals to nearly 20 sites …

  • Learning from the Lebus bison incident (News)

    23. September 2017

    The recent shooting of a wild European bison in eastern Germany highlights the urgent need to plan more carefully for wildlife comeback across our continent.  On September 14 a wild European bison was shot near the town of Lebus in eastern Germany. The previous day the bull had crossed the Oder River from Poland, having …

  • On the bison beat (Blog)

    13. September 2017

    In the Southern Carpathians, Rewilding Europe’s bison rangers are playing a key role in the success of our reintroduction project.   With wild bison hunted to extinction in Romania around 200 years ago, Rewilding Europe and WWF Romania began reintroducing bison into the country’s Southern Carpathian mountains in 2014. This became a European Union-supported LIFE-Bison …

  • Bison Hillock gets new wildlife observatory (News)

    12. September 2017

    Multi-day collaborative workshop in the Southern Carpathians sees construction of beautifully designed building for wildlife viewing and related events.     Visitors to the Bison Hillock in Rewilding Europe’s Southern Carpathians rewilding area can now enjoy a new, state-of-the art wildlife observatory. Constructed during a 10-day on location “workshop” in August, the striking wooden structure boasts …