Planting trees is not enough. Climate changes will not stop without large ungulates

2022 - 09 - 30

Grazing of large ungulates is crucial in mitigating climate changes and carbon storage. Experts pointed out this fact based on scientific studies from recent years.

“Grass and savanna ecosystems – grasslands – represent one of the most significant long-term carbon sinks. In Europe and Asia these usually consist of park-like meadows with growths of woody plants which are called forest steppes. Despite losing their area in recent history, pasture ecosystems today represent a substantial part …

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Large ungulates can become cheap fire prevention in Europe’s national parks and protected areas

2022 - 08 - 22
26 July 2022, Czech Republic, Hrensko: View of the forest fire in the Czech National Park Bohemian Switzerland in Hrensko near the border with Saxony. In the meantime, the fire is also spreading on the German side in the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa,Image: 709838661, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: GERMANY OUT, Model Release: no

As the climate changes, the risk of wildfires in the European landscape is increasing. Grazing large ungulates can be a cheap way to prevent these risks. Experts have pointed this out in the context of this year’s wave of fires in southern and central Europe.

“Progressive climate change towards drier and warmer weather and the current overgrowth of the landscape are creating a dangerous combination. The landscape is becoming more flammable due to prolonged drought …

26 July 2022, Czech Republic, Hrensko: View of the forest fire in the Czech National Park Bohemian Switzerland in Hrensko near the border with Saxony. In the meantime, the fire is also spreading on the German side in the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa,Image: 709838661, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: GERMANY OUT, Model Release: no
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Wild horses save endangered orchids. Both in nature reserves and in a national park

2022 - 07 - 31

Rare orchids are on the increase in several Central European sites thanks to the grazing of wild horses. This is indicated by the first results of botanical monitoring in natural monuments in eastern Bohemia as well as Podyji National Park near the border with Austria.

The early marsh-orchid began spreading in the pasture in the Baroch location even to places where it had not been found before the grazing started,” said David Číp, chairman of …

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The founder of the European Wildlife conservation organisation stars in the TV series Green Hero

2022 - 06 - 30

The founder of the European Wildlife conservation organisation, Dalibor Dostal, who was instrumental in the establishment of the large ungulate reserve in the former Milovice military training area, was featured in the TV series titled Green Hero.

The Green Hero project was created thanks to the collaboration with TV Nova, the biggest commercial TV station in the Czech Republic, and the local branch of Société Générale bank. The project aims to inspire the public to …

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Two groups of back-bred aurochs from the Netherlands arrived at the large herbivore reserve today

2022 - 05 - 26

Two groups of back-bred aurochs arrived this morning from the Netherlands at the European Serengeti large herbivore nature reserve, which is located in the former Milovice military training area near Prague. The Dutch Taurus Foundation has selected two young bulls and four young cows to increase the genetic variability of the two herds already living in the nature reserve.

European Wildlife, the conservation organisation behind the large herbivore reserve, has been working with the Taurus …

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