Yet more wisents in Spain

On 22 October nine wisents from Poland set out on a long journey to Spain. This is another such transport conducted within the framework of the project for wisent conservation by the State Forests.
03.12.2019 | KIF

On 22 October nine wisents from Poland set out on a long journey to Spain. This is another such transport conducted within the framework of the project for wisent conservation by the State Forests.

All animals come from three breeding homesteads: two of them from Bałtów, another two from Niepołomice and five from Pszczyna.

Before wisents settle in Segovia province to the north of Madrid, located almost 3,000 kilometres from Poland, they have to be transported in specially adjusted for this purpose lorries. Another nine wisents, this time from Białowieża, will join the herd in November.

Extending Polish and European wisent population is a crucial element of the programme: ‘Complex wisent conservation by the State Forests’ launched at the beginning of 2017, and financed by the Forest Fund with the cooperation of scientists from  Warsaw University of Life Sciences’ (SGGW) and the Association of Wisent Lovers. Thanks to the programme, animals from Poland were also transported to Bulgaria and Czech Republic.