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Bringing extinct species alive - Hortobagy National Park - https://videos.trom.tf/w/hWHgC7izkZzmuQcnYjdv33

Hortobagy National Park have some incredible rewilding and conservation projects. Like bringing extinct animals like Auroch, or extincted int the wild Przewalski's horses. It's unique place in Hungary and they are doing so much to restore and protect the nature.

#nature #conservation #preservation #volunteering #animals #hungary #rewilding

in reply to TROM

The problem is that once a species has disappeared, it's gone forever - you can't bring it back, rewilding lobby or not!
Przewalski's horse is a breed born of past domestication, and neither of these projects is "conservation".
Hortobagy National Park has many other conservation concerns to (try to) deal with
in reply to bellule

The problem is that once a species has disappeared, it's gone forever - you can't bring it back, rewilding lobby or not!

What do yo mean you cannot bring a species back? Aren't there plenty of such examples?

Hortobagy National Park has many other conservation concerns to (try to) deal with

Can you give me more info about that?

Also I'll tag @Dima in case he wants to reply.

@Dima
in reply to Tio

@tio @sober_pirate I don't think we're talking about the same thing.
When a species becomes extinct, well, that's the end of it. It's too late.
When a population of a species has disappeared, it's possible to reintroduce it, using individuals from elsewhere, on the express condition that the causes of its local disappearance have been eliminated.
The Auroch is an extinct species, although we're tinkering with backwards selection
@Tio @Dima
in reply to bellule

I see what you mean. I am unsure how they define an extinct species here - maybe they mean a species is extinct from a particular environment, or all natural environments, but still exists in captivity. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinct_in_the_wild

For sure I agree that if the causes of extinction are not dealt with, reintroducing it is probably not going to work.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurochs I see what you mean.

in reply to Tio

@tio @sober_pirate Aurochs is extinct species. I don't think anyone disputes that
Have a look to the "Breeding of aurochs-like cattle" in the Wikipedia article you send me
@Tio @Dima
in reply to bellule

Yes that's why I shared that wiki page. Maybe @Dima can have a look and change the description of the video to better reflect what these people are doing there. In the video you can see they say that they are not bringing back that extinct species https://videos.trom.tf/w/hWHgC7izkZzmuQcnYjdv33?start=4m41s but a breed.
@Dima
in reply to bellule

@tio @sober_pirate At Hortobagy NP, they're working on it, but there's still a lot of work to be done to restore water levels and circulation, in the fight against invasive species, in herd management and for example in the use of antiparasitic products, which are very harmful to the local entomofauna, etc....
@Tio @Dima