In new locations for the very first time. Today, nature conservationists caught sight of bison in an extended large ungulate reserve

2021 - 07 - 06

Today, the first large ungulates were seen and photographed by conservationists in a new part of the nature reserve in the former Milovice military training area near Prague. This marked the symbolic end of efforts to save this part of the military training area, which has long been ravaged by overgrown aggressive grass species. Or possibly it was caused by inappropriate use, such as intensive grazing of livestock.

The new part of the reserve has …


Numbers of European bison held in the nature reserve of European Serengeti exceed thirty for the first time; only a few groups in the world can compete

2021 - 06 - 30

The population of European bison ranging in the former military area of Milovice near Prague has exceeded thirty animals for the first time since 2015 when the stock was founded. This significant milestone was reached after four calves were born very recently, two of them this morning. The group now consists of 32 animals.

“The European bison is one of the animal species that humans have almost wiped out. This Europe’s largest land-dwelling mammal would …


Wild stallion departed today from the unique bird reserve to Nature Park Solling-Vogler, Germany

2021 - 05 - 12

For years, stallion Northcroft Firestarter has been the harem male in the big ungulates reserve Milovice, near Prague. Since 2019, he has been raising colts in small bachelor group in the unique bird reserve in Kozmice, in the northeast of the Czech Republic. Today morning, he departed to the Nature park Solling-Vogler, Germany.

It will be performing the role of a harem stallion in a reserve in the south of Lower Saxony, which use large …


New revealing study focuses on the conservation genetics of Europe’s southern fringe population of brown bears

2021 - 05 - 05

The results of a large-scale genetic monitoring brown bear population of Greece have just been published online in the journal of Ecology and Evolution.  The bear population of Greece forms the southern fringe of its European distribution. An international team of researchers conducted the first comprehensive study of the population on range scale in the country with the use of multisource non-invasive genetics.

Researchers extracted microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA from hair found in trees …


Two new females were added to the bison herd in the large ungulate reserve today

2021 - 04 - 01

Two female European bison from the Tabor Zoo arrived at the large herbivore reserve today in the former Milovice military area near Prague. The two females, Tara and Norisa, expanded the bison herd that has inhabited the reserve since 2015.

Replenishing the herd in the Milovice reserve is not intended to increase the number of animals, but rather to expand the genetic base of local breeding. “The animals in the reserve live in a closed …


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