Reintroduction to the wild

Reintroduction to the Wild

Reintroducing species extinct in the wild is a complicated and costly endeavor, carried out according to the principles of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Reintroducing animals to the wild involves discovering the human factors that placed them at risk. Large natural areas must also be earmarked for this purpose that are sufficient to support a sustainable population. When suitable conditions have been provided, reproductive nuclei can be started in nature reserves. After successful reproduction in captivity, the process of acclimatization in nature can begin, which involves fitting some of the animals with transmitters for monitoring.



The status of vultures is critical despite enormous efforts to strengthen them. When Israel was established there were hundreds of nesting pairs here. Today, however, they are on the verge of extinction as a nesting species in Israel. This is a flagship species for nature protection and an umbrella species whose protection benefits the entire ecosystem, including, of course, human beings.
Arabian Oryx

The White Oryx

In 1978 the Israel Nature and Parks Authority received four pairs of white oryx at the Hai Bar Nature Reserve at Yotvata as a breeding nucleus. In 1996, after the herd grew to 80, the INPA began to release them to the wild in the Negev. Reintroduction is based on a unique and innovative long-term plan for release in three areas: the northern Arava, the Negev Highlands and the central Arava.
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