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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Three young European bison from France were released by conservationists in the European Serengeti reserve for large ungulates this morning

2022 - 04 - 27

Three young European bison from the French reserve called Reserve Biologique des Monts d’Azur were released by conservationists in the European Serengeti reserve for large ungulates in the former Milovice military training area near Prague this morning. The animals come from the renowned reserve focusing on the breeding of large ungulates in France, which is located in the Monts d’Azur at the foothills of the Provence Alps.

“The animals undertook a journey around 1,400 kilometres …

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It’s not just the oceans. Plastics are flooding the world-renowned reserve for large herbivores, too

2022 - 04 - 25

The reserve for large herbivores in the former Milovice military training area near Prague has been facing increasing amounts of plastic pollution in the past two years. Plastic bags, packets and single-use plastic packaging are regularly carried there by wind from a municipal waste dump located less than one kilometre away.

Although the dump has existed at this site since the 1990s, significant problems with plastic pollution of the nearby reserve have only started occurring …

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