2012 - 03 - 07
European countries have not been successful in their long-term fight against the loss of biological diversity. The return of many animal species, mainly large carnivores, is being held back because of three countries: Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
It is those particular countries that form a strict boundary beyond which the key species are not able to advance. Such conclusions were made after comparing these three states with adjacent countries in connection with the …
2012 - 02 - 28
Population of brown bears in Austria extinct. „Unfortunately there is no bear left in the Northern Limestone Alps. The last bear „Moritz“, which was born in Austria could not be detected in 2011. The sub-population is deemed to be extinct,“ said Christian Pichler from WWF Austria.
The bears in the Northern Limestone Alps originate from a WWF Austria augmentation project. Three bears were released in the Northern Limestone Alps by the ‘WWF Bear Release Programme’, …
2012 - 02 - 24
On the Aland Island in the south-west of Finland has been seen a wolf for the first time in thirty years. The last confirmed watching gives evidence of this canine in the area at the beginnings of the 80s of the last century. Finnish television YLE informed about it.
On a remote Aland island Jurmo near the land people found traces which apparently belonged to a wolf. Kaj Lundberg then managed to take a photo …
2012 - 02 - 22
Russian scientists have managed to revive a flower from the Ice Age. Silene stenophylla plant is the oldest plant which has ever been revived. At the same time it is capable of further propagation. It is decorated by white blossoms with little seeds (in the photograph there is its related plant Silene vulgaris). Even earlier Canadian scientists succeeded in reviving an ancient plant, however then it was a case of a significantly younger plant species.…
2012 - 02 - 08
The wolves´ population in Germany keeps growing. At present there live 100 to 120 animals, which is about twice their amount from the year 2010.
This follows from a current survey by Society of Friends of Wild Wolves in Germany. The predators usually used to settle down in abandoned areas of former military training spaces. Since the end of the year 2011 there have been living two wolves also in Lower Saxony at Munster.