50 years later: the largest Soviet base after the occupation of former Czechoslovakia in 1968 has changed into a wild horse and wisent paradise

2018 - 08 - 21

50 years later: the largest Soviet base after the occupation of former Czechoslovakia in 1968 has changed into a wild horse and wisent paradise

A military area, taken by occupation units after the Soviet forces invasion into the former Czechoslovakia on 21st August 1968, had various fates after the soldier’s departure in 1991. A former military area in Central Bohemian Milovice has come through a huge transformation. It has changed from the largest Soviet base in Czechoslovakia into a world unique reserve with wisent and wild horse herds.

The military training area in Milovice had a strategical meaning for …

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Number of wisents in a nature reserve in a former military area has almost tripled in two years

2018 - 06 - 15

Number of wisents in a nature reserve in a former military area has almost tripled in two years

Two and half years after the foundation of large herbivores reserve in a former military area in Milovice, not far from the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, the number of wisents has passed twenty individuals. Yesterday evening another two young animals were observed in the reserve for the first time. Currently the number of the wisents in the reserve has reached twenty-one individuals.

The number of animals has almost tripled since the reserve’s …

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Wild horses are settling down in Podyji National Park, they came today from Exmoor, England

2018 - 05 - 10

Wild horses are settling down in Podyji National Park, they came today from Exmoor, England

Two herds of wild horses from Exmoor in England have come today to Podyji National Park, close to the borders of the Czech Republic and Austria. The wild horses will help with the care of two unique localities in Podyjí National Park and protect them against aggressive kinds of grass and bush regrowth.

Eleven of the rare animals came in a special truck. “The wild horses are after the journey longer than 1,700 kilometres. We …

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Wolf sighted in wisents and wild horses nature reserve. It was captured by a camera trap.

2018 - 04 - 24

Wolf sighted in wisents and wild horses nature reserve. It was captured by a camera trap.

After big herbivores, beasts of prey have also appeared in the former military area of Milovice, not far from the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Shots of a wolf were found by scientists while assessing records from camera traps situated in the pasture of wisents and wild horses.

The camera traps captured the wolf as it come to the pasture reserve, and also an hour and half later inside the reserve. Never before, or …

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Number of wisents in the Czech Republic passes one hundred for the first time since the Middle Ages

2018 - 03 - 13

Number of wisents in the Czech Republic passes one hundred for the first time since the Middle Ages

The number of endangered European bisons (wisents) in Czech herds continues to grow. Last year their number passed the symbolic level of one hundred individuals for the first time in modern history. “Altogether one hundred and six wisents lived in Czech herds up to the last day of 2017,” specified Dalibor Dostal, the Director of European Wildlife conservation organisation, the local organisation of which Czech Landscape is a regional office of the international organisation European …

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