Azerbaijan

Schoolchildren learn about Azerbaijan bison reintroduction- Azer News By Laman Ismayilova  July 2019  IDEA Public Union together with Azerbaijan Youth Foundation, Ministry of Education and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Azerbaijan office implements large-scale conservation and education measures to restore bison population in Azerbaijan. Some 12 Caucasian bisons were brought to the country from zoos in France and Belgium in May. After adaptation, the animals will be released into the wild. It is planned to deliver 8 more bisons. Another environmental summer camp entitled “Let’s return bison to our nature!” has been held within the “Reintroduction of bison in Azerbaijan” program. The … Read more

1929

<< Previous Next >> Santa Ana Register Santa Ana, California Mar 2 1929 America Makes Some New Animals The peculiar creature at the right . . . looks like the sacred zebu of India but has three sixty-fourths cattle blood. It’s parents are sketched above and at the right. By Frank Thone In the old west, the hard-riding, hard-hitting, hard- drinking west, where you called a man “pardner” on sight and bought him a drink, it was not considered good form to have curiosity concerning where a man came from, or to inquire overmuch into his ancestry or antecedents. The great … Read more

1904

<< Previous  Next>>  C.A. Kendrick Buffalo At Water / The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750–1920 By Andrew C. Isenberg (extract) Although some ranchers continued to experiment with crossbreeding bison and cattle well into the 20th century, most found that the way to profit from the bison was to sell them – or more accurately, the right to hunt them – to wealthy sport hunters. In 1902, a rancher in Montana allowed to sport hunters to kill six of his bison bulls – for a price. Later, one of those hunters, Howard Eaton, acquired a number of bison … Read more

Belgium

Antwerp Belgium Antwerp Belgium, It is the oldest animal park in the country, and one of the oldest in the world, established on 21 July 1843. Since its foundation, the park has been controlled by De Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen, a society originally called Société Royale de Zoologie d’Anvers (The Antwerp Royal Society for Zoology). This also became the popular nickname for the zoo “De Zoologie”. The initial objective was to encourage zoological and botanical sciences. The first director was renowned zoologist and botanist Jacques Kets (10 November 1785 – 1 February 1865). He accepted this position on one … Read more

Russia

European and American Bison in Russia   The Buffalo Commercial Buffalo, New York Feb 16, 1882 –By Imperial permission, a bison hunt was recently organized in the neighborhood of Balostock, in Russia, and two bison were killed and forwarded to St. Petersburg. There are considerable herds of those animals in the wild forest districts known as White Russia, and lying between Balostock and Litovsk.     First load. 2006 Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Wood Bison Transplant In 2007, 30 wood bison from Elk Island National Park were transferred to Lenski Stolbie Nature Park in the Republic of Sakha, a northeastern … Read more

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

Ireland

American Plains Bison in Tayto Park Ireland Fota Wildlife Park in Ireland Fota Wildlife Park has a new resident! The park today announced the birth of a baby European bison, born on October 25. The five-and-a-half-week-old female was born to mother Blue and father Hyssop. The European bison, also known as the ‘wisent’ is a distinctive looking animal with a thickset body, short neck and a visible hump at the shoulder. They have a dark brown mane under the neck and forehead and a big bull can weigh up to 1,000 kilos and reach a height of six feet. Classified … Read more

England

A small herd of four European bison will be released into a woodland in southeastern England in spring 2022 Alex Fox  Correspondent July 15, 2020 After thousands of years, a herd of wild bison will be reintroduced to a nature preserve in the United Kingdom in spring of 2022, reports Damian Carrington of the Guardian. The reintroduction will take place in a 2,500-acre area called Blean Woods in southeast England near Canterbury, according to a release. The $1.4 million “Wilder Blean” project, led by the Kent Wildlife Trust and the Wildwood Trust, will release a group of four European bison (Bison bonasus) into the woodland in … Read more

Denmark

American Plains Bison located at the bottom of the page Enhancing natural grazing (June 2021) With an area of over 7,600 hectares, Lille Vildmose (“Little Wild Bog”) is Denmark’s largest protected natural area and the largest remaining raised bog in northwest Europe. The landscape is diverse, comprising open, expansive areas of bog, lakes, fens, birch scrub, forest, plains and mossy areas. These habitats support a healthy population of wild boar and many rare bird species, such as golden eagles, while moose and red deer have recently been reintroduced. The area, which became a member of Rewilding Europe’s European Rewilding Network (ERN) in 2016, is … Read more