Bulgaria plans to release Koniks into the wild. It’s not a good idea

2011 - 09 - 09

Bulgaria is planning to release a group of Koniks into the region of the Rhodope mountains located in the southeast of the country. Last century, Koniks that emerged from a primitive domestic horse were bred in Poland in attemp to create a substitute for an extinct wild horse – Tarpan.

A joint Dutch-Bulgarian project named New Thracian Gold is financed mainly by Dutch fooundations and organizations, including ARK Foundation and Avalon, which provide 12 Koniks. …

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Scientists want to send Przewalski’s Horse to Russian steppes

2011 - 08 - 30

Przewalski´s horses that reside in European zoological gardens should head towards Russian steppes. That is the plan of Russian experts. The first lot of 30 horses coming from Czech or German zoos should be sent off in 2012 or 2013.

Project that aims to save and recreate steppe ecosystems in Russia should be realised under the patronage of United Nations. The first phase is estimated to cost 5.3 million dollars. The horses are intended to …

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Wild horses for Europe – which breed is the best?

2011 - 08 - 09

European grasslands have belonged to wild horses for thousands of years. With the arrival of hunters and later on farmers , wild horses were pushed from most parts of Europe. They had to give way to their domestic relatives. In some areas domestic and wild horses lived side by side for thousands of years. But ultimately, the story of European Wild horses came to a bad end.

The last horse that was from supposedly wild …

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European Wildlife proposes using a universal charger for laptops in the EU as of 2015

2011 - 07 - 20

Landfills are slicing more and more land from open countryside each year in Europe, with disposed electrical appliances generating an increasing portion of the total volume of waste.

European Wildlife therefore suggests that the European Commission initiates the process of a common standard for laptop chargers, to be developed by European standardisation authorities, similar to that governing chargers for mobile phones initiated some time ago.

According to this conservation organisation, it would also be possible …

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One tenth of animal and plant species might be extinct by 2100

2011 - 07 - 18
One tenth of animal and plant species might be extinct by 2100

In the next ninety years, up to a ten per cent of animal and plant species will be extinct. Such conclusions have been made by British experts from the University of Exeter who studied the impact of climate change on plants and animals.

The experts examined almost 200 possible variants of climate change impacts that could occur in the future and compared them with 130 reports on changes that had already taken place. The results …

One tenth of animal and plant species might be extinct by 2100
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