Romania

Rewilding Europe May 2015 Article published by Jeremy Hance on May 12, 2015   Release of European bison in Romania. Photo by: Staffan Widstrand/Rewilding Europe. The most recent country to welcome back the bison was Romania, where the species vanished in 1862. In 2012, conservationists released five animals into Vanatori Neamt Nature Park. Since then conservationists have released 22 more in the Eastern European country and they are breeding. “Our intention…is not only to reestablish a keystone species in the ecological sense but also in a spiritual and cultural sense,” said Sebastian Catanoiu, the director of Romania’s Vanatori Neamt Nature … Read more

Poland

Page 1  2 Poland helped save the European Bison   Warsaw, Poland live camera feed. http://www.lasy.gov.pl/informacje/kampanie_i_akcje/zubryonline Environmentalists Protest Hunting Bison Plan in Poland Warsaw, Poland.  THE NEW YORK TIMES Jan. 2 2017 Greenpeace had gathered almost 9,000 signatures online by Monday afternoon on a letter asking Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to stop the plan. The opponents say Europe’s largest mammals, which live in old-growth forests in northeastern Poland, are endangered and protected by law, and a symbol of Poland’s nature. There are over 1,500 bison in Poland, mostly living freely in state-owned reserves but also on private farms. Environment authorities have allowed … Read more

Europe

Page 1 of 2 A BONE CAVE. The Pulaski Citizen Pulaski Tennessee June 10 1875  A BONE CAVE. The migratory nature of certain extinct animals may safely be assumed from their affinities with living species; but direct proof of this, of some value, has lately been obtained in England. In a quarry near Castleton in Derbyshire is a fissure, called the Windy Knoll fissure, which has been ascertained to contain the bones of a great number of bison, reindeer, grizzly bear, wolf, fox, hare, rabbit, and water rat. These were confusedly mingled, and the crevice has been filled partly with … Read more