Posts with tag: Rewilding Europe
Until they become acclimatised to fully wild conditions, bison reintroduced into the Southern Carpathians of Romania may be tempted to approach farms and villages looking for food, especially during periods of harsh weather. The local rewilding team monitors the bison – and provides villagers with guidance and information – to ensure both animals and people …
Largest ever bison reintroduction in Southern Carpathians boosts population by 23 animals (LIFE Bison news)
Rewilding Europe and WWF Romania are delighted to announce the successful reintroduction of 23 European bison at two sites in the Southern Carpathian mountains of Romania. The animals, which were sourced from nine European nature reserves and zoos, have been released over the course of several weeks. Ongoing rewilding efforts involving bison began in the Southern Carpathians in 2014. This reintroduction - the largest ever in the Carpathians - significantly advances the comeback of this magnificent species and takes the local population up to 53. Around 30 of these animals are now freely roaming in the wild, with the recently released bison kept in enclosures until their full release later this year.
Rewilding Europe and WWF-Romania start a new bison release site in Romanian Carpathians (LIFE Bison news)
Last week, two European bison were released in the newly established bison release site at the foothills of Poiana Ruscă Mountains, part of the Southern Carpathians rewilding area. The bison were relocated from the Romanian bison reserve in Brasov county.
New education programme launched in the Southern Carpathians (LIFE Bison news)
The two-year programme will encourage more young Romanians to become involved in wild nature and forms part of a vision to use reintroduced bison as an engine for driving local development. An ambitious education programme recently launched in an area of the Southern Carpathians in Romania aims to involve youngsters in the conservation …