A small herd of wisents has been living in the Rothaargebirge mountains of North Rhine-Westphalia since 2013. After the animals were almost exterminated at the beginning of the 20th century, the Wisent-Welt-Wittgenstein Association succeeded in making the large wild animal at home in Germany for the first time. Since the herd is constantly growing and five bulls will become sexually mature with the next rut, a resettlement of the young animals is now necessary. In order to avoid the danger of inbreeding and to further guarantee the health of the herd of wisents, Naturefund is looking for a new home for the young bulls. It is also necessary to purchase an animal-friendly trapping device so that the animals can be trapped without stress and anaesthetic. Please help us with this! more
6.000 - 8000ha
A small herd of European bison has been living in the Rothaargebirge mountains of North Rhine-Westphalia. In the area of about 6,000 ha the freely roaming wisents carry numerous pollen and seeds in their fur or dung whereby they promote the biodiversity of forest ecosystems. With their hooves, their way of grazing, but also their dung, they create habitats for numerous insects, from which birds and bats in turn benefit.