Posts with tag: European bison

  • 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 …

  • Bison herd in the Southern Carpathians welcomes three new members (LIFE Bison news)

    18. August 2017

    This year’s birth of three bison calves bodes well for the successful reintroduction of this majestic herbivore. Rewilding Europe and its partners are delighted to announce that the bison herd in the Southern Carpathians has this year increased by three. The discovery of the bison calves, following four consecutive years of bison reintroductions, was greeted …

  • Ode to the European bison (Blog)

    13. July 2017

    On April 24 this year, one of the first members of the European Rewilding Network – the European Bison Project in Kraansvlak – celebrated its 10 year anniversary. In this blog, European Rewilding Network Exchange Officer and bison project coordinator Yvonne Kemp shares an inspirational story about the developing relationship between European bison and the people …

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

    16. June 2017

    Rewilding Europe is delighted to welcome three new members (from Spain, Bulgaria and the Netherlands) to the European Rewilding Network. Displaying impressive growth since its launch at WILD10 in Salamanca in October 2013, the network now comprises 53 members from 25 European countries (including Rewilding Europe’s eight operational areas). Rewilding Europe is part of a …

  • Baby boon: a second bison calf is born in the Rhodopes (News)

    9. May 2017

    The Rewilding Rhodopes team were overjoyed to welcome a new baby bison at the end of April. Both mother and calf are now doing well, with the team monitoring the family on a daily basis. The bison calf is the second born in the past three years in the area. Back in 2015, the same …