Posts with tag: Tarcu mountains

  • Rewilding Europe’s Internships: Living with the European bison (Blog)

    18. October 2016

    Over the last four months, I have been doing my internship in the Southern Carpathians rewilding area in Romania. This internship was part of my Master study of Biology at the Wageningen University in The Netherlands. One of my professors connected me with Rewilding Europe where he suggested to me to check out their rewilding …

  • Watching a captive-bred bison herd take their next steps towards rewilding (Blog)

    12. September 2014

    The 17 European bison who in May made their way back to the Romania’s Tarcu Mountains, after the species had been extinct there for 250 years, are getting closer and closer to full freedom in the wild. Today I stood beside them and witnessed each step of their way from the quarantine/acclimatisation area and over …

  • Southern Carpathians: Not all bison news is good news (News)

    1. August 2014

    We just learned that the first little newborn bison calf in the Southern Carpathians has died, death probably caused by a horn. Unexpected and very sad news indeed. The first autopsy results show that the calf suffered a trauma caused by a horn. Things like that happen in nature. The little calf showed all positive …

  • Rewilding Europe Travel Club – July 2014 draw (News)

    24. June 2014

    How about roaming with European bison in the wild Tarcu mountains, in the Southern Carpathians in Romania? Or five days to enjoy Abruzzo, one of the most interesting wildlife areas in Italy, where bears still live and are frequently seen? Or go for birdwatching in Grande Brière, the second largest marshland in France and a …

  • Tarcu Mountains: the biggest-ever bison reintroduction in Europe (News)

    5. May 2014

    On May 17, Europe’s largest living wild land mammal, the European bison, will be brought back to the Tarcu Mountains in the Southern Carpathians rewilding area, in Romania. It has been extinct from the area for 200 years. About 20 European bison (Bison bonasus) will be brought here from several European countries. Later on this …

  • European bison a main theme of our first TEDx, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (News)

    3. May 2014

    Joep van de Vlasakker from Rewilding Europe was one of the passionate speakers at the TEDxEroilor event in Romanian Cluj-Napoca recently, talking about the fascinating European bison. “Challenging minds” was the theme of this fifth edition of TEDx here, and Joep did precisely that, challenging and amazing the specially invited members of the audience with …

  • Nature guides are being trained in Armenis, Southern Carpathians (News)

    30. April 2014

    10 enthusiastic locals from the Southern Carpathians in Romania, participated in the first nature guide training event organised by Rewilding Europe, in April in the village of Armenis. The two day course Interpretive Guiding, was led by Raoul Kluivers and Machiel Appel, from Voshaar Outdoor (The Netherlands). The idea of the course in Armenis comes …

  • Southern Carpathians – where even wilderness could be wilder (Blog)

    8. November 2012

    The Mitsubishi 4WD is helter-skeltering around some awful potholes as we are rushing downhill towards the village of Mehadia. “If you could make a wish, what would that be?” I ask Gogu as the frontlights flash at large beech and elm along the forest road. “As a hunter or as a forester?” he asks back, …