Glaciers in the Austrian Alps continue to melt

2011 - 04 - 14
Glaciers in the Austrian Alps continue to melt

Glaciers in the Austrian Alps continue to shrink. Last year like other years in the past decades, they experienced a reduction in ice thickness of about 14.1 meters (water equivalet of ice).

Such data were provided by the Alpine society (Alpenverein). According to them, the melting of the glaciers was primarily caused by an above average temperature increase.

Out of the eighty-nine glaciers which were monitored during the winter of 2010, there were just seven …

Glaciers in the Austrian Alps continue to melt
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The Aurochs is coming back to European forests and grasslands

2011 - 04 - 13
The Aurochs is coming back to European forests and grasslands

For thousands of years, European forests and grasslands were inhabited by majestic animals – aurochs, large wild cattle with dark coat and large horns. Due to overhunting, they are now extinct. The last aurochs died in Poland in 1627.

Now the Aurochs is coming back to European nature. Taurus Foundation (Stichting Taurus) is a Dutch organization that uses feral cattle in nature management and natural grazing schemes. “In our choice for certain cattle breeds, we …

The Aurochs is coming back to European forests and grasslands
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European butterflies face extinction, landscapes lack large herbivores

2011 - 04 - 08
European butterflies face

European nature is losing its most precious jewels. In many parts of the continent, butterflies are becoming extinct. Nine percent of European butterflies are threatened with extinction, whilst a third of some four hundred and eighty two European butterfly species have experienced a decline in their population.

What is the reason for this? Intensive farming on one hand, climate change, intensive tourism and abandonment of farmland on the other. That is why butterflies are losing …

European butterflies face
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Slovakia: Eastern Imperial Eagles were poisoned, confirmed authorities

2011 - 03 - 31

Two Eastern Imperial Eagles which were found in the middle of February in Western Slovakia were poisoned. This announcement was made by the local National Veterinary and Food Institute.

The birds died after eating Carbofuran – poison that is illegal in all European Union countries. Despite the ban, in many countries Carbofuran is still being used for poisoning predators such as foxes, pine martens and other smaller species of birds of prey. In Slovakia, offenders …

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This year can bring the first eaglet after more than a hundred years

2011 - 03 - 16
This year can bring the first eaglet after more than a hundred years

The eagles in Beskydy mountains in the Czech Republic could have their first chicks this year. Such offspring would be the very first species of the Golden Eagle to be born in the Beskydy area after more than a hundred years. If this turns out right, it will be thanks to a project dedicated to reintroduction of these majestic birds of prey into this location – the project that was introduced by Animal Rescue station …

This year can bring the first eaglet after more than a hundred years
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