Type of project:
Large-scale rehabilitations of natural processes, including herbivores, carnivores and/or scavengers being present, Methods and experiences to allow natural numbers and densities of native, wild or rewilded species, Pilot projects focusing on supporting key wildlife species being present in more natural densities, showing their role in the ecosystem, Re-introductions / re-stockings of locally extinct or rare key wildlife species, or breeding of such species with the goal to release them into the wild, Successful agreements with forestry entities about changing forestry practises into more nature-based management systems, Successful agreements with hunting entities about sustainable hunting and the development of wildlife watching tourism, in order to bring back wildlife in natural numbers
Aim and vision:
To enrich the Veluwe area with the endangered European bison and its effects on the landscape, making it more natural. At the same time, provide visitors with possibilities to learn and enjoy nature here.
Bison numbers increase with their impact on the landscape being embraced. After a positive evaluation with all stakeholders the herd is allowed to roam together with other wildlife in a larger part of the Veluwe.
Uniqueness of the project:
The bison area connects to the largest sand dune of NW Europe. The relief rich area includes heath and forest stands, and is home to many species including large wildlife. European bison roams here with wild boar and red deer, as only location in the Netherlands.
Community involved, Eco tourism, Recreational activities, Research