The Project “Waldrappteam” was initated by behvioural biologist Johannes Fritz. Since 2002 Fritz and his passionate team are enganged to reintroduce the very charismatic species and one of the most endangered bird in the world called Nothern Bald Ibis. Unfortunately due to excessive hunting in the medival and during the 30 years war the migratory bird became extinct. Just a few sedentary populations primarily in Marokko survived. With the efforts of “Waldrappteam” this wonderful creature gets a second chance by following microlite aircrafts in the south to their winter territory (Italy, Orbetello).
To get a deeper insight of the project and recieve up to date news please visit www.waldrapp.eu
And if you would like to have a small “Behind the scenes” impression you can also have a look at my article here.