100 years of Bison conservation (PDF en inglés)

El precio original era: 18,00€.El precio actual es: 9,00€.

(Note: Digital book in PDF)

On August 26th, 1923, the International Society for the Conservation of Bison was established in Berlin, an entity that crossed national borders to achieve the dispersion of bison in its former territories. There were 29 males and 25 females left. A genealogical book of the Eu- ropean bison, the only fact of a wild species, controls the crosses that have been made between them since then to reduce inbreeding. Months before, on June 2th, 1923, the Polish naturalist Jan Sztolc- man, deputy director of the Warsaw Zoo, had proposed at the International Congress on Nature Conservation held in Paris, to recover the European bison. Only a few specimens  had survived World War I. The Americans had begun to protect de bison in 1902, after massacring 30 million bison in the 19th century.

We publish these first book written in Spain about the bison, an animal that Spaniards painted in the Altamira cave, 14,000 years ago, and their descendants seem to have forgotten.

A Spanish delegation reported in the XX World Bison Congress “100 years of wisent restitution” on the effort being made in Spain since 2010, led by the spaniard Fernando Morán, to collaborate in the bison conservation world wide.

This book costs in its paper edition in Spanish 18,00 €. In its digital version in English only 9,00 €.
By acquiring it, you support de rewilding with European bison in Spain and Portugal and you help the monitoring and communicating of the bison reserves implanted by Fernando Morán, with whom the author, Benigno Varillas, collaborates in the objective to doubling the world population of the bison, taking advantage of the extensive «empty Spain».

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Spain learned about its bison in 1880 when the ones painted 14,000 years ago in Altamira, Santander, were discovery bay Sautuola family (the ancestors of Patricia Botín, owner of the Santander Bank).
Seeing them, the popular TV nature filmmaker, Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente (1928–1980)  wanted to know more about the people that  had painted them. Which took him in 1979 to Canada, where a Indian legend spoke about one last gatherer–hunting ethnic group, survived in the Nahanni river until the 20th century.
This book tells that story and illustrates the background that has led the author to create reserves to recover bison, aurochs, tarpan and other fauna, as well as the human being free from Biolithic, developing the information society in areas abandoned by farmers. Recolonising empty Spain with wildlife and digital society to generate a profitable and sustainable economy, is the challenge posed in this text, which takes a historical tour of the tragedy of bison and proposes to repair it as a way out of the Neolithic quagmire.