Wisent rescue in Europe is only at the half-way point

2014 - 01 - 13

The wisent population in Europe has been growing over the last few years. The road to this species rescue will be long, though. „For the safety of the European bison population, it is very important to increase the population number to the level of 10,000 individuals. The current size of the population amounts to the level of half of the required state, so a lot of challenges are still in front of us. Each herd, …


European Wildlife has obtained the first wisent herd for an reintroduction project

2013 - 12 - 31

The conservation organization European Wildlife obtained a herd of the first five wisents in Poland in the past days. Next year the animals will be released under the reintroduction project in Central Europe, specifically in the Czech Republic. 

The breeding group composed of one male and four females was obtained from Poland by European Wildlife via its local organization Czech Landscape on the basis of a agreement with the European Bison Friends Society. This international


A bear has been spotted at the borders between Hungary and Serbia.

2013 - 12 - 09

Hungarian custom officers have seen a bear crossing the Hungary-Serbian state border. In these lowland regions, however, these large carnivores do not occur. The animal probably set out on a several-hundred-kilometre long journey while searching food.

The bear was caught by an infrared customs camera at a border village of Hercegszanto at night to Wednesday. “A patrol car was sent to investigate it and confirm if it really was a bear,” Hungarian web sites cited


Farm breeding of the American bison pose a risk for wild Wisents

2013 - 11 - 28

Thirty American bison escaped in the past days from a farm breeding in the west part of the Czech Republic. Although the herd managed to be caught, the case showed the risks connected with the breeding of these large herbivores in Europe.

Just in three countries bordering on the Czech Republic, in Poland, in Slovakia and in Germany there are, in fact, wild populations of the European bison – Wisent.  A reintroduction of these endangered …


The European red deer in Central Europe is endangered by the sika deer from Asia

2013 - 10 - 31

The population of the European red deer is threatened with extinction in some parts of Central Europe. The cause is not an excessive hunting but the hybridization with an introduced Asian species of the Japanese sika deer.

It was brought for example to the western parts of the Czech Republic at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries when the import of exotic species of game became very popular among hunters. The animals were …


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