Homeconservation
Date: 17.03.2015 Author: Linn Fenna Groeneveld Category: Farm Animals

Based on a final report published in November 2014, a group of bee experts from the Nordic countries have drafted a plan of action to ensure the conservation of the Nordic brown bee. The actions with highest priority revolve around establishing a network of Nordic Brown bee beekeepers and the…

Date: 17.01.2015 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

First conservation actions were taken already in the 1960s when the ‘Kiuruvesi’ population or lineage was rescued. The conservation programme, established in 1998, maintains a total of 12 different landrace lineages. The uniqueness of each discovered flock has been evaluated according to their known history and phenotypic characteristics. Instead of…

Date: 17.11.2014 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

Final report of the project on the conservation of the Nordic brown bee is now available as a hard-copy as well as electronically. The report summarizes the current status on the Nordic brown bee in the Nordic-Baltic region, describes the distinctiveness of the Nordic brown bee as well as identifies…

Date: 17.01.2013 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals
Heathland, Demanrk

Endangered coastal heathlands may be preserved by supporting an ancient land management technique which combines grazing and burning. In Norway, a study “Old Norse Sheep in Coastal Heath” combines the development of Old Norse sheep farming into sustainable agriculture and the management and preservation of the coastal heathlands. Please, follow…

Date: 17.09.2012 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals
Icelandic goat

One bottleneck occurred in the years 1875-1885 when the population went down to only 62 individuals. In the year 1930 the breed reached its largest known size of almost 3000 individuals. However, this period was followed by another population bottleneck, and in the years 1950-1967 the population was comprised of…