Posts with tag: wisent

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • From Europe to North America – wild bison are back (Blog)

    9. December 2016

    I can easily say that for me September this year was the ‘bison month’. At the beginning of this month, I participated at the annual European bison conference in Poland where we discussed the status and progress on the return of Europe’s largest living land mammal. Then, I travelled all the way to Canada to …

  • Wild European bison in the Rothaargebirge mountains, Germany (News)

    2. April 2014

    The full and detailed information about the European bison reintroduction in the Rothaar mountains(Rothaargebirge) – including the scientific research results – is now available, in the book „Wisente im Rothaargebirge“ (print and online). Since over than a year back, there are free-roaming European bison in Germany: in and around Bad Berleburg at the Rothaarsteigin, a …

  • European bison brought back to Bulgaria (News)

    9. November 2013

    European bison, or Wisent, were brought to the Studen Kladenets Game Reserve in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria at the end of October. This is the first step of the first reintroduction of European bison into the Rhodopes, an area which is one of the first members of the European Rewilding Network, ERN. The nature …

  • Bison round-up (Blog)

    3. December 2012

    Sometimes I feel like a modern cowboy, or as someone once told me: a bison boy. This November, I ‘rounded-up’ two bison in Switzerland and transported them in my big trailer to Belgium; one of many small actions, but part of a much larger operation. Rewilding Europe has an ambitious plan to have breeding herds …

  • Rolling up sleeves for major bison rewilding (News)

    21. September 2012

    On September 10, Rewilding Europe took off with the Bison Rewilding Action Plan, an important step for the restoration of bison in Europe. The European bison (Bison bonasus), also called the wisent, is the largest and one of the rarest land mammals in Europe. The bison once roamed in millions, from Spain all the way …

  • A Bison Blog – From Yellowstone to Haarlem… (Blog)

    1. November 2011

    In a recent, three-day period I had wild encounters of similar sorts on two continents. Both encounters tell a story of past and current “re-wilding,” enabled through the vision and dedication of people and organizations that understand the essential role of wildness in a healthy and sane planet earth.  We need these positive stories as …

  • Why did Aurochs and Wisent disappear (Blog)

    19. September 2011

    Why did the Aurochs and Wisent/European bison disappear from large parts of Europe, and in some areas already thousands of years ago? I recently visited the tiny zoological museum in the old university town of Lund, in the Southern Swedish province of Skåne. It is a real, early 1900s-style zoological museum, with bones, skeletons and …