Volunteers removed invasive plants. This way they helped a unique nature reserve

2023 - 05 - 26

Today and in past days, volunteers were removing the harmful invasive plant many-leaved lupine, also known as the large-leaved lupine and big-leaved lupine, in the large herbivore reserve in the former military training area of Milovice near Prague and in its surroundings.   This non-native species has been spreading in many areas of Europe and pushing local flower species out of the countryside. It forms dense closed stands, in which native species cannot establish themselves. In …

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A meadow in bloom instead of a field. An unique experiment by scientists in the large herbivore reserve

2023 - 04 - 30

Scientists have a unique opportunity to observe the transformation a former field into a species-rich meadow on the edge of the large herbivore reserve in the former military training area of Milovice not far from Prague.

In 2018, the 9-hectare plot of land became part of the reserve, which now covers 320 hectares in total. For several years now, scientists have been watching how an area previously intensely cultivated and burdened by agricultural chemicals has …

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Europe is under pressure from the oil industry. Will the fossil sector block the modernisation of the European economy?

2023 - 03 - 10
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Both the modernisation of the European automotive industry and the onset of an emission-free economy in Europe are jeopardised. Under pressure from the fossil sector, politicians of some EU Member States are starting to question their support of the ban on the sales of combustion-engine cars in the EU after 2035.

“It is hugely disappointing to see a number of European politicians sacrificing Europe’s environment and emission-free future for the interests of the fossil sector,” …

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2035: How many more children will die of leukaemia in Europe?

2023 - 02 - 15

Very bad news for both European Union citizens and the environment in Europe. This is how the conservation organisation European Wildlife rates yesterday’s decision by the European Parliament, which upheld the ban on combustion-engine cars only from 2035.

“Europe should have been much more ambitious in this area. The emissions produced by combustion-engine cars are not only among significant causes for climate changes but they also have a very adverse effect on human health. It …

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The white-tailed eagle has become a new inhabitant of the large herbivores reserve

2023 - 01 - 31

The white-tailed eagle, Europe’s largest eagle, has started to regularly appear in the large herbivores reserve, European Serengeti, in the former military training area of Milovice near Prague.

The sighting of an exceptionally large bird of prey was first reported by the visitors to the reserve. Documentary makers who are shooting a film in the reserve about local nature were first to determine that it is a white-tailed eagle. “We saw a white-tailed eagle circling …

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