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 …
2015 - 05 - 29
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 …
2015 - 04 - 06
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 …