The first buffalo reservation of the Great South Plains was set up in 2008 on the
outskirt of Mórahalom. It has been expected that the 45 young animals -
The area was used as a fishpond in rainy seasons, especially in the seventies. The
area started to dry up very quickly at the end of the eighties. In 1991-
Mórahalom Város Önkormányzata a Kiskunsági Nemzeti Park szakembereivel európai uniós
támogatással projektet dolgozott ki a Nagyszéksós-
The Local Government of Mórahalom worked out a project with the expert support of
Kiskunság National Park and the European Union for the rehabilitation of the reed
covered areas of Nagyszéksós-
Together, lead partner Kiskunság National Park and co-
The reduction of the reed covered area, the visibly growing wet area and the growing grass area surrounding the lake are showing long term results. The return of the birds which deserted the area, the appearance of newly nesting bird species and the reappearance of the vegetation (water lily) are evidence of the program’s success.
In 2009 a new buffalo family arrived to the farm of Nagyszéksós-
The herd increased in number, from forty five to sixty eight.
In Hungary buffaloes have been bred since the sixteenth century. In 1911 there were
155 buffalo in the country. Twenty-
Buffaloes are fully developed by the age of four or five. They live approximately until the age of twenty, twenty-
The aims of the project:
In 2011 the Local Government of Mórahalom within the Hungary-
The Local Government of Mórahalom is working with the Romanian Town Council of Pécska and the Pecska Natura Ecological Association.
The development of the buffalo farm includes the following:
The number of animals is increasing constantly making these buildings essential
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