Two new females were added to the bison herd in the large ungulate reserve today

2021 - 04 - 01

Two female European bison from the Tabor Zoo arrived at the large herbivore reserve today in the former Milovice military area near Prague. The two females, Tara and Norisa, expanded the bison herd that has inhabited the reserve since 2015.

Replenishing the herd in the Milovice reserve is not intended to increase the number of animals, but rather to expand the genetic base of local breeding. “The animals in the reserve live in a closed …


Europe is experiencing the worst drought since the time of the Roman Empire, scientists found from annual rings of ancient oaks

2021 - 03 - 16

The drought and heat that have been plaguing Europe after 2014 are the worst since the time of the Roman Empire. This follows from the conclusions of a study based on an examination of annual rings.

In Europe, heatwaves in recent years have caused thousands of premature deaths, forest fires and damaged crops in fields. The main cause was the high temperatures recorded by meteorologists all over Europe.

The results of scientific research show that …


End of short-distance flights? France should inspire other European countries

2021 - 02 - 11

The limitation of short-distance air transport or a ban on renting poorly insulated houses with high energy losses are some of the climate measures introduced by the French government.

The goal of the law is to fulfil the obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The public contributed to the plan as well. The government’s new law will incorporate 50 out of the 149 suggestions from last …


The loss of ice on the Earth has surprisingly accelerated, scientists warn

2021 - 01 - 25

The melting of ice has accelerated due to climate change. A recent scientific study indicates that ice is globally declining at an annual rate 57 percent higher than in the mid-1990s. According to the authors of the research, the results of which were published in the scientific journal The Cryosphere, this rate of acceleration is surprising.

The scientists state that the change is especially visible in areas where potable water comes from mountain glaciers or …


Nine nature reserves in six years. Wild horses quickly became part of nature conservation in Central Europe

2020 - 12 - 31

In January 2015, when a herd of wild horses ran into a large ungulate reserve in the former Milovice military area near the Czech capital of Prague, one of the largest nature conservation changes in Central Europe in decades was launched.

In this way, the grazing of large herbivores was introduced to maintain large parts of the landscape in the region. “In the environmentally-advanced countries of Europe, large ungulates have been used in landscape care …


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