Species reintroductions in the Danube-Carpathian Region
And 14 European bison, Europe’s largest land mammal, were released in the Tarcu Mountains Natura 2000 site in the southern Carpathians – the second release in a year. The aim is to build a viable population of 300 bison by 2024. The species became extinct in the wild in 1927, but from 54 bison in captivity a new population has been
created, and groups are being reintroduced into the wild where they help maintain natural processes.