Adrián Domínguez

Photographer
    
Restoring European Bison
Location: Madrid, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Adrián Domínguez  has a long career on editorial photography, for two decades, he has portrayed a large variety of personalities and tackled reports on contemporary issues for international publishers such as Condé Nast... read on
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Restoring European Bison
Credits: adrián domínguez
Date of Work: 11/15/17 - 03/04/18
Updated: 06/13/19
Location: Iberian Peninsula

The struggle to rescue European bison (Bison bonasus) from extinction began about 80 years ago, after World War. Although the species became extinct in the wild, a few specimens remained in some European zoos. 

The first reintroduction of this species to forest ecosystems began in Białowieża, in 1952: International Bison Defense Company (CIDB) has managed to reintroduce 12 specimens in the primeval forest. Now, it is estimated a world population of 6,000 specimens (EBPB 2016), therefore, these are in danger of total extinction; In addition, its low genetic diversity, the result of consanguinity, makes these animals especially vulnerable. 

In 1966 the UN included the European bison in its <<list of protected animals>>. Today, only 2,500 Bonasus live in large areas managed as controlled-freedom, the rest are in zoos or small centers.


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