European Bison

Pages: 1   2 European Bison Conservation Center  (EBCC) Also known as Wisent INFORMATION ABOUT ALL WISENT CONSERVATION UNITS Wisent registry in Poland International Society for the Preservation of the European Bison (ISPEB) Bison Specialist Group – EUROPE European Bison Friends Society European Bison Pedigree Book The Society for the Protection of the European Bison (SPEB) was founded in 1922 by scientists from Poland, Germany, the UK, and Sweden. The charity’s aims were to conserve and repopulate the European bison, or wisent, that was then on the brink of extinction. After the last wild wisent was killed in 1927, SPEB reintroduced wisents (from collections in zoos) back … Read more

Switzerland

How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps The mammals in Geneva’s outskirts are now iconic in the country. BY LINA ZELDOVICH MAY 15, 2018 Today, Girardet owns a herd of 150 bison, and 35 to 40 of those are butchered every year. Calves are born every spring, he says. Behind the wire fence where he stands, a young, light brown-tinted calf nuzzles on its mother. Girardet—who is tanned and lean, with a mop of salt-and-pepper curls—extolls on how bison are easier to care for than cows. They are sturdy, healthy wild animals that rarely get sick, and don’t … Read more