:: PLEISTOCENE PARK
Pleistocene Park is a proof of concept, a public demonstration, a landscape scale art project and a philosophy of rational co-existence between humans and nature.
As the climate heats up, methane trapped in the permafrost could kick climate change into overdrive. A team of Russian Scientists, led by Ecologists Nikita and Sergei Zimov, have a solution for stopping permafrost meltdown in the Taiga…by restoring an ancient ecosystem.
Their mission is to restore the grassland ecosystem of the Pleistocene across the Taiga with large herds of mammals that were hunted out after the last Ice Age. That includes bringing back Bison, Reindeer, Yaks, Elks, Horses, Bears, Moose, and potentially…mammoths. Their decades of experience have shown that large herds of mammals can help keep the permafrost frozen by restoring deep rooted grasses and compacting the snow throughout the year. They hope to restore giant herds of mammals that could roam across the Taiga, restoring the ecosystem that will help keep the permafrost frozen...
Here's a short film about Pleistocene Park from Vice on HBO released on March 10 2017: