Wisents in Slovakia: the population has increased three times since 2004

2013 - 07 - 23

Wisents in Slovakia: the population has increased three times since 2004

There have already been twelve young animals born in a wild wisent population in Slovakia which was founded thanks to a reintroduction project in 2004. First five wisents were released into the wild at the end of 2004 in National Park Poloniny in the east of Slovakia. Since that time the population has increased up to more than a triple.

„In the year 2013 we are watching a herd of fifteen wisents and also two …

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Experience from Poland: wisent breeding can be combined also with intensive forest management

2013 - 06 - 25

Experience from Poland: wisent breeding can be combined also with intensive forest management

Two weeks full of experience with wisent protection and breeding in their homeland in Poland. This was the specialist study of experts in the country which saved wisents for Europe and also the world and where there are the greatest herds of these large herbivores in free nature.

„In Poland they breed wisents not only in big protected areas, but also in an intensive way in production forests,“ pointed out Miloslav Jirku from the Biological …

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The first time in a hundred years. A young of the Golden Eagle was born in the Czech Republic

2013 - 06 - 07

The first time in a hundred years. A young of the Golden Eagle was born in the Czech Republic

The first young of the Golden Eagle after more than one hundred years was born in the Czech Republic in the past days. It came into the world in the woods of military training area Libava in the east part of the country. Both parents of the young come from Slovakia where there lives a stable population of the Golden Eagle.

In the Czech Republic the Golden Eagle was totally exterminated in 1926. Its return …

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Wisents, horses, aurochs. Experts were gaining experience in the Netherlands

2013 - 05 - 31

Wisents, horses, aurochs. Experts were gaining experience in the Netherlands

For three tens of years there have been used large herbivores for cheap maintenance of blooming meadows and pastures in the Netherlands. That is why it was just in this country where there were gaining experience the experts from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic who cooperate on the project of the large herbivores return with conservation organisation European Wildlife.

The experts had a unique opportunity to compare the results which are reached …

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The Earth will lose one third of animal species because of climate changes, scientists warn

2013 - 05 - 30

The Earth will lose one third of animal species because of climate changes, scientists warn

Global warming poses an existential threat to one third of animal species and to a half of plant species. The Earth may lose fifty thousand species even in this century unless the governments change quickly their attitude and begin fast to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

This warning was introduced by scientists from Great Britain, Australia and Colombia in a report published in specialist magazine Nature Climate Change. Among the most endangered animal groups there belong …

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