International Bisons Conference, september 2018

Download the program in PDF: program Wisent engl.

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

11:00 a.m.

Welcoming, Brandenburg Academy

The VdZ: Active protection of endangered species using the example of wisent
Volker Homes, Association of Zoological Gardens (VdZ), Berlin
Twitter: @VolkerHomes

The guidelines and implementation of the wisent protection strategy in Poland Prof. Dr. Wanda Olech, Academy of Agricultural Sciences Warsaw, Poland.

The origin of wisent breeding in Mecklenburg
Bernhardt Rengert, Boitzenburg County

Recommended courses of action for immigrant bisons in Brandenburg
Luisa Zielke, Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research Berlin

Bisons in Germany – What our country can provide for the big animals
Moritz Klose, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Germany, Berlin

The political surrounding of wildlife protection in Brandenburg
Axel Vogel, Brandenburg State Parliament, Alliance 90/The Greens

Situation of the wisent in Germany and marketing
Fred Zentner, National forest Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Nossentiner Heide

Challenges in keeping wisents – Experiences and recommendations of the Hardehausen wisent enclosure.
Rainer Glunz, Hardehausen wisent enclosure, Hochstift Regional Forestry Office

N. N.
Igor Gusarov, Vologda, Russia

The European bison – protection and development projects in Spain.
Fernando Moran, Asturias, Spain.

Germany’s only free-living wisent herd – an experience report
Kaja Heising, European Animal and Nature Conservation Foundation, Wisent-Welt-Wittgenstein e. V., Bad Berleburg

European bison in Dutch nature: conservation & management of semi- free roaming bison herds in three natural areas
Yvonne Kemp, ARK Nature, Netherlands

Back to the wilderness – from Neumuenster to the Carpathians of Romania – a reintroduction report.
Verena Kaspari, Zoo Association Neumuenster e.V., Germany

Wisents in West Pomerania
Magdalena Tracz, West Pomeranian Nature Society, Poland

Evening lecture in the ballroom: Cultural history of the buffalo

Dr. Ansgar Voessing; National Park Foundation Lower Oder Valley, Criewen

Friday, September 28th, 2018

9:00 a.m.

The return and the current state of the wisent population in the Belarusian part of Białowieza Puszta.
Alexej Buniewicz, NLP Bialowieza, Belarus

Challenges in keeping wisents – Experiences and recommendations of the Hardehausen wisent enclosure.
Rainer Glunz, Hardehausen wisent enclosure, Hochstift Regional Forestry Offic

The most common health problems
of wisents (Bison bonasus) observed in free and captive population in Poland
Dr. Michał Krzysiak, NLP Bialowieza, Poland

Veterinary care of wisents – requirements, experiences
Dr. Johannes Riedl, bison enclosure Donaumoos, Neuburg on the Danube

Monitoring of virus infections of wisents (Bison bonasus) in Poland
Prof. Dr. hab. Magdalena Larska, National Veterinary Institute Puławy, Poland

Herd management and interaction between landscape conservation and breeding
Thomas Hennig, bison enclosure Springe

Habitat preferences of wisents on the former military training area “Doberitzer Heide”.
Luisa Zielke, Heinz Sielmann Foundation Herbigshagen Estate, Duderstadt

Effects of the feeding behaviour of wisents on different ecosystems
Prof. Kajetan Perzanowski, Institute of Zoology, Poland

Ecological insights gained in over ten years of studying European bison in coastal dune area Kraansvlak, the Netherlands.
Esther Rodriguez, PWN, Netherlands

Global call for new International Brigades: Come to fight in Spain for the european fauna that the Paleolithic man painted in Altamira
Benigno Varillas, Donana, Sevilla, Spain



End of the conference ca. 2:00 p.m.

Conference languages: German, Polish, English (simultaneous translation)

Brandenburgische Akademie, Schloss Criewen, Park 3 – Schloss
16303 Schwedt/OT Criewen

Organization and contact:
Uta Boehme, Brandenburg Academy
Phone: +49 3332 838841

Clik here to download the registration form wisents conferenz.

Published by EuroFauna

Pagina de las obras de Benigno Varillas sobre la vida salvaje libre que nunca fue domada o que es resilvestrada.

La hoguera de los libros

Bitácora para gente que va leyendo a trabajar #NoSinMascarilla

Jose & Helena, storytellers

Just another site


Vida Libre No Domada






Restore primal Wild Europe in Spain


Between two continents and two seas


Birds of Prey


Quebrantahuesos · Bearded Vulture


Lobo Aliado

Bears in Spain

The totem of Europe


Lince ibérico

Wild Herbivores

Bisonte Uro Cebro Tarpan


Restore primal Wild Europe in Spain

Create your website at
Get started
%d bloggers like this: