Grzegorz Leśniewski / Wild Wonders of Europe


Project name:
Urgent actions for the recovery of European Bison populations in Romania

Coordinating beneficiary:

Rewilding Europe



Acronym: LIFE RE-Bison

Reference code:
LIFE14 NAT/NL/000987

Duration: 5 years.
Start date 01.01.2016.
End date 30.03.2021

Total budget: 1,816,991 euros
EU contribution: 1,362,735 euros

Life Natura2000

This Project is co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union.


Rewilding Europe
Rewilding Europe

Rewilding Europe, founded in 2011, is an initiative that seeks to inspire a broad popular movement to shape a new, wilder version of Europe. Rewilding Europe is about making Europe a wilder place, with much more space for wildlife, wilderness and natural processes, bringing back the variety of life for us all to enjoy and exploring new ways for people to earn a fair living from the wild.


WWF is a world leading independent conservation body and our mission is to to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. Founded in 1961, we work in more than 100 countries, 5 continents and have more than 5 mil supporters worldwide.


National Partners

Ministerul Mediului 

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Local Partners


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Armeniș Commune



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Densuș Commune


DEMSUȘ Association


We would like to thank the reserves, zoos and breeding centers, transport company and universities we closely work with:

– Poland: European Bison Conservation Center, European Bison Friend Society, The Faculty of Animal Science of Warsaw University of Life Sciences
– Germany: Wisentgehege Springe, Donaumoos, Karlsruhe, Edertal-Hemfurth, Neumünster Tierpark, Cuxhavener Kuster, Berlin Zoo Berlin Tierpark, Damerower Werder, Bussolengo, Farchau, Bad Berleburg, Tierpark Hirschfeld, Wisentgehege Hardehausen
– Italy: Parco Natura Viva
– Romania: Vama Buzăului, Bison Reserve Slivut, Hunedoara Zoo, Vânători Neamț, Conservation Carpathia, USAMV Cluj-Napoca și USAMV Timișoara
– Sweeden: Avesta Visentpark, Kolmarden
– Belgium: Bellewaerde, Han-sur-Lesse
– France: Thoiry, Pescheray
– Swizerland: Tierpark Bern
– Hungary: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Hunland transport company, EDM company(form HWC)