The wild horses are going to be watched by flying drone

2015 - 06 - 26

The wild horses are going to be watched by flying drone

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 …

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Wild horses from the heart of Europe have flown around the world, from Japan, via the USA to Australia

2015 - 05 - 29

Wild horses from the heart of Europe have flown around the world, from Japan, via the USA to Australia

A unique project of European Wildlife organisation has caught the attention of leading world media on five continents. The return of wild horses to Milovice, a former Soviet Army military area, has in the past days became the most followed news item from the Czech Republic in mainstream media abroad. American titles The New York Times and The Washington Post, for example, have a report about it in their on-line versions.

Identically they notice the …

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The herd of wild horses is complete; a stallion has joined a group of mares

2015 - 04 - 06

The herd of wild horses is complete; a stallion has joined a group of mares

After about a four-day long journey, a seven-year-old stallion called Northcroft Firestarter arrived in Central Bohemian Milovice today, half an hour after midday. It joined a group of fourteen mares which has been in this locality since 28th January. The transport with the stallion set out from the north-east of England on Thursday, April 2nd, and they left the port of Dover in the south of England on Saturday, April 4th.

“The stallion was apparently …

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The first herd of wild horses has today run onto a pasture in a former military area after the Soviet army

2015 - 03 - 21

The first herd of wild horses has today run onto a pasture in a former military area after the Soviet army

Instead of Soviet army tanks there are wild horses coming from England. That is what it looks like, from today, in the former military area of Milovice in the Czech Republic, which was occupied by one hundred thousand Soviet soldiers and their families for two decades. While the last transport with the Soviet soldiers left Milovice on 19th June 1991, today fourteen wild horses have been released into the former exercise area.

The animals were …

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Wild horses are getting used to a new environment well; gradually they are forming a new herd

2015 - 02 - 03

Wild horses are getting used to a new environment well; gradually they are forming a new herd

First weeks in new surroundings, more than 1,200 kilometres from their original home in English Exmoor, that is what a group of fourteen wild horses have been through. The mares are getting used to central European conditions in an acclimatization enclosure in central Bohemian Milovice.

‘‘It seems the horses feel safe in the new surroundings, they relax lying down and they use the whole space of the enclosure. They have learned to drink from a …

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