Category " Rare breeds "

Here you find a list of posts filed under the category Rare breeds.

Papuan Dogs – the first companions of man

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 11.11.2010 at 21:05

A. Personal introduction   The fascination of New Guinea – the Last Unknown. My journey to Australia and New Guinea half a centrury ago. Visit to Sir Edward Hallstrom and „his“ dogs at Taronga Park Zoo of Sydney. Travelling twenty times (from 1959 to 2003) into the wilderness of New Guinea: to the Central Highlands […]

Skyros – pastoral traditions

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 25.08.2010 at 20:41

Land cultivation and pastoral traditions have ancient roots on Skyros. The indigenous breed of cattle was still maintained in 1958. The photographs were taken in the coastal area adjoining Kalamítza Bay, east of Linarià. The ponies were kept in one herd during the winter inland from Linarià (pictures taken in 1976). The eastern part of […]

Gioura, Northern Sporades – ancient goat breed

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 02.08.2010 at 11:52

The island of Gioura was a royal possession and is now owned by the Greek State. It is the most efficiently protected area of the Marine Park Northern Sporades. One or two wardens stay there permanently, at least since the 1950s, several decades prior to the park’s foundation. The wardens report to the Forestry Department […]

Gioura – civilization over 10.000 years

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 30.07.2010 at 21:49

Gioura Island presents a rugged mountain wilderness from sea-level to 800 meters altitude. Human habitation always must have been confined to some plain stretches of land with clay soil. Steep lime-stone ridges surround these earlier cultivated areas like natural fortifications. One has to consider changes in sea-level of up to 85 meters below recent marks. […]

Endemic cattle of the Northern Sporades archipelago

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 13.07.2010 at 20:56

  On the Northern Sporades Archipelago, all the indigenous stock of cattle became  extinct in the early 1990s. This invaluable loss of genetic material is one of the tragic consequences of Greek ignorance and indifference.