The Adonis blue became extinct in the reserve area fifty years ago. Now it is back thanks to wild horses

2019 - 08 - 28

For five decades, the steppe type of landscape surrounding the current large ungulate reserve at Milovice, close to Prague, lacked one endangered butterfly species – the Adonis blue. It was last recorded by experts in 1967. However, scientists have spotted them in the pastures again this year.

“There were a few specimens, both males and females. This makes it clear that this was not just the unique occurrence of a migrating specimen,” entomologist David Ricl …

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The first family of hoopoes in the reserve. Wild horses have written another chapter in the story of the return of this endangered species

2019 - 08 - 06

The first family of hoopoes in the reserve of large ungulates in the former military area of Milovice near Prague was spotted during this summer.

“Parents with a fledgling were spotted just a few meters from the reserve entry,” said Miloslav Jirku from the Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, describing the happy event. Hoopoes are one of the most endangered bird species in many European countries. This is caused by the fact …

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The number of wild horses in the Czech Republic has exceeded 100 record scientists after counting this year’s newborns

2019 - 07 - 03
The number of wild horses in the Czech Republic has exceeded 100 record scientists after counting this year’s newborns

Herds of wild horses from England’s Exmoor are growing in the Czech Republic. Scientists counted a total of 111 wild horses (including this year’s foals) in five reserves. The largest herds live in the former military area of Milovice, located close to Prague, where there are 71 horses in two pastures, and in the Podyji national park in South Moravia, which is home to 20 horses in two pastures.

“Wild horses procreate really well in …

The number of wild horses in the Czech Republic has exceeded 100 record scientists after counting this year’s newborns
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A hungry female bear strayed into a Russian town. Polar predators are jeopardised by climate change

2019 - 06 - 06
A hungry female bear strayed into a Russian town. Polar predators are jeopardised by climate change

Inhabitants of Norilsk in the north of Siberia witnessed one of the consequences of global warming. In her search for food, a hungry and exhausted female polar bear strayed hundreds of kilometres from her natural habitat in the Arctic.
According to local nature conservationists, she is the first polar bear to have appeared in Norilsk in more than 40 years. However, certain remote but habited areas in Russia have proclaimed an emergency due to the …

A hungry female bear strayed into a Russian town. Polar predators are jeopardised by climate change
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One million animals and plants at threat of extinction, warns UN

2019 - 05 - 06
One million animals and plants at threat of extinction, warns UN

A million animals and plants are in danger of becoming extinct, and many of them could disappear in the next decades. The UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warned against this in a report published today.
The condition of nature that is necessary for humans to access water, food, energy or medicines is deteriorating “at the fastest pace in the history of mankind.” In their global assessment, experts claimed that only …

One million animals and plants at threat of extinction, warns UN
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