Posts with tag: Tauros Programme

  • Natural grazing in Croatian Lika Plains boosted (News)

    21. December 2016

    This month, the natural grazing area in Lika Plains in Croatia got another boost with the arrival of a herd of Tauros originating from The Netherlands. The 11 new animals joined the existing herd in the scenic grassy plains at the foothills of Velebit Mountains. The natural grazing area in Lika Plains recently expanded and …

  • Promotional film of Rewilding Europe released today (News)

    27. September 2016

    We are excited to announce the release of Rewilding Europe’s first promotional film today, presenting our vision for a wilder Europe. Take a few moments and travel with us to some of the rewilding areas in which we work, learn about the historic opportunities for rewilding, and how this can benefit both nature and people. …

  • Faia Brava in Western Iberia as a showcase of rewilding (Blog)

    25. July 2016

    Portugal, or at least the region in which we stayed, was far richer in wildlife than most if not all of Denmark. The diversity and sheer number of bird species we witnessed far outcompeted anything I’ve seen even in the largest nature reserves in my country. Even so, when we entered the Faia Brava reserve, …

  • Intense Natural Grazing Course by Rewilding Europe and ARK Nature (News)

    1. July 2016

    Last week, a five day long “Natural Grazing” course took place in the Netherlands. Rewilding Europe and ARK Nature organized the course to support Rewilding Europe’s local teams and European Rewilding Network (ERN) members involved in natural grazing. Participants from six European countries attended various workshops, expert discussions sessions and study tours together gaining better …

  • Second generation of Tauros now grazing in Lika Plains (News)

    9. June 2016

    This Wednesday, 20 Tauros safely arrived at the spectacular Lika Plains, Velebit rewilding area in Croatia, where they will join the existing herd in the largest Tauros breeding site of Rewilding Europe. Here, through natural grazing, wild-living herds of Tauros and horses restore natural processes. The impact of bovines on the landscape is already visible, …

  • 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. …

  • Webinar: European Rewilding Network about natural grazing of large herbivores (News)

    21. December 2015

    The ninth web-based seminar of the European Rewilding Network took place on December 14th. This time, attendants active in various rewilding sites throughout Europe shared experiences in restoring natural grazing as a key ecological process by bringing back free roaming and wild-living large herbivores. The event focused in particular on horses and bovines, including the …

  • 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 …

  • Large herd of Sayaguesa cattle brought to Velebit for the Tauros Programme (News)

    28. November 2014

    Only six days after the signature of a herd contract with two Croatian family farms, Rewilding Velebit brought in 22 Sayaguesa cattle from Spain to the vast abandoned plains in front of the Velebit Mountains. This means yet another breeding station for the Tauros Programme, which will greatly strengthen its effect.    The magnificent animals, …