Two tens of new species discovered in the heart of Europe – in the Sumava mountains

2012 - 03 - 27

Two tens of new species discovered in the heart of Europe – in the Sumava mountains

About two tens of new species have been discovered in Central Europe. Josef Rusek, a scientist, from the Czech Academy of Sciences has discovered fifteen to twenty new species of insects in the Sumava mountains. Their exact number will be determined by a subsequent detailed scientific description.

“We are used to hear similar news from Amazonia or from the tropical rainforests of South-East Asia. The latest discovery shows that also in Europe there is still …

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New wilderness: wisents, wild cats and wild bees are returning to nature

2012 - 03 - 15

New wilderness: wisents, wild cats and wild bees are returning to nature

Several animal species which have become extinct in the past such as wisents, wild cats and wild bees are going to return to nature of Central Europe. Their comeback is a part of a forthcoming project of European Centre of Biodiversity which is being prepared by European Wildife conservation organization.

“Some of those species were exterminated decades ago, some of them centuries ago. They all have one thing in common – they are all extremely …

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The Black Triangle of European Biodiversity: Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic

2012 - 03 - 07

The Black Triangle of European Biodiversity: Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic

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 …

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Bad news: brown bears extinct in Austria

2012 - 02 - 28

Bad news: brown bears extinct in Austria

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’, …

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A wolf has been seen on the Finnish Aland Islands after 30 years

2012 - 02 - 24

A wolf has been seen on the Finnish Aland Islands after 30 years

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 …

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