2017 - 01 - 16
Wild horses coming from Exmoor in England will help preserve two unique localities in Podyji National Park, on the border between the Czech Republic and Austria. Eleven animals brought from England should settle in the National Park this year. The preparations for their arrival started last year in September.
In Podyji the animals will maintain a total area of nearly 70 ha. ‘‘In contrast to domestic animals, they are not choosy and they graze even …
2016 - 11 - 09
Representatives of the Austrian branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature, better known under the abbreviation of WWF and thanks to a black and white panda in its logo, visited a reserve of large herbivores in the former military area of Milovice today.
Six experts came to get acquainted with the experience of the project which uses wild horses, wisents and backbred aurochs to preserve wild steppes. It has gained international success thanks to …
2015 - 12 - 06
Europe has had a world rarity since today. The former military training area Milovice in the Czech Republic has become the first place where all three crucial species of large herbivores of Europe appear. It means wild horses, wisents and aurochs.
“A similar sight has not come along for maybe the last several thousand years,“ says Dalibor Dostal, the Director of European Wildlife conservation organisation. Wisents were exterminated in nature at the beginning of the …
2015 - 10 - 12
Hardly any other animal had such an importance for European history as the aurochs. An ancestor of domestic cattle, which is up to today the main source of milk and one of the main meat sources for mankind, it belonged to the main game of prehistoric hunters for thousands of years. Its horns decorated helmets of the bravest Germanic warriors, later in the Middle Ages they were wrought with gold and served as cups at …
2015 - 06 - 26
The latest techniques are going to be used in the following days to continue a scientific programme of the wild horses return project coordinated by European Wildlife organisation. On Monday and Tuesday experts are going to start monitoring a rare steppe locality at Milovice, in central Bohemian in the Czech Republic, with the help of a remote-controlled unmanned plane – a so called drone.
Non-commercial flights for scientific purposes should bring a lot of useful …