Posts with tag: Bison

  • The European bison is no longer a vulnerable species (Blog)

    16. December 2020

    Wonderful news in the midst of a challenging and tumultuous year – European bison are no longer considered a vulnerable species due to the conservation work that takes place in Europe, Romania being among the few countries with bison roaming in the wild. The result of the long-term conservation of the European bison species (Bison …

  • Legendary bison return from the brink (Blog)

    27. November 2020

    The bison, a revered and respected animal in the history of Romania holds it’s ground in front of any predator, but is vulnerable to humans. The species present in Europe for tens of thousands of years is always in danger of diminishing its population if we do not act to protect it, and thus maintain …

  • The steps to freedom for the Southern Carpathian bison (LIFE Bison news)

    23. September 2020

    The gates of the acclimatization enclosure were opened last week for the 8 bison which arrived in July in the Bison Hillock. The two males and six females which were brought from five reserves in Germany (Wisentgehege Springe, Wisentgehege Donaumoos, Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee, Nationalparkverwaltung Bayerischer Wald and Wisentgehege Hardehausen) will now have 160 hectars of disiduos forests and meadows to explore …

  • Return of the titans (Blog)

    28. August 2020

    The story of how wild animals are returning across Europe, spontaneously or with human help, will soon captivate millions of television viewers around the world. The new six-part documentary series called “Europe’s New Wild” will begin a global rollout in early September. Bison are part of this amazing transformation.    Dramatic debut “Europe’s New Wild”, …

  • Romania’s largest free-roaming bison population boosted by eight more animals (Blog)

    23. July 2020

    A herd of eight European bison has just arrived in the Southern Carpathians rewilding area and will soon join the 57 bison that are already roaming free here. As a keystone species, the animals are part of the rewilding initiative here and are benefitting local communities.    Record-breaking rewilding A herd of eight European bison …

  • New life, wild life in the Southern Carpathians (LIFE Bison news)

    29. May 2020

      The first bison calve has been spotted this year by rangers in the Bison Hillock.  The success of a rewilding programme stands in many factors, but one of the key ones is having new life being born in the wild. At least 20 calves have been born in the wild in the Southern Carpathians …

  • Bison Hillock updates during the pandemic (LIFE Bison news)

    11. May 2020

    What is going on in the Bison Hillock during these troubled times when countries are in lock down, bison transports are postponed and ecotourism is affected? Matei Miculescu, one of the bison rangers offers an update from a beautiful spring landscape which hopefully will brighten your day and entice you to come visit this wilderness …

  • New animation promotes human-bison coexistence in the Southern Carpathians (Blog)

    27. January 2020

    The short video, which is being shown to both residents and visitors in the Southern Carpathians rewilding area in Romania, educates people how to behave when they encounter a European bison. It is one of a range of measures employed by the local rewilding team to promote harmonious human-bison relations.     Keeping the peace …

  • New documentary tells the story of people and bison in the Southern Carpathians (Blog)

    22. November 2019

    Rewilding Europe and WWF Romania have been reintroducing bison in the Southern Carpathians of Romania since 2014. Shot by French filmmaker Emmanuel Rondeau, “Zimbrul” is an intimate snapshot of people’s feelings about the return of this iconic species. A story of acceptance A beautiful new documentary has just been released showing the reintroduction of the …

  • Another sucessful bison transport in the Southern Carpathians (Blog)

    24. September 2019

    Another successful bison transport took place last week when 4 female bison arrived safely in the Țarcu Mountains, in the vicinity of Armeniș commune, where they will  join more than 50 free-roaming bison in the Southern Carpathians.     The animals come from two locations, three from the Donaumoos Bison Reservation and one from the …