Around 1,500 people participated in the Wolves Summit conference held in the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia, April 14-16, 2015. Wolves Summit is one of the biggest tech gatherings in Europe, place where innovation meets entrepreneurship. Wolves Summit team love wild wolves, so they organized a crowd-funding project to rise money for the Association for Nature "Wolf". The collected funds will be used for the protection of wild wolves.
Experts from the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences and the Association for Nature "Wolf" led workshop on the analysis of factors affecting the permeability of ecological corridors. Workshop was organized by the General Directorate for Environmental Protection in Warsaw, May 6th. Dr. Krzysztof Schmidt (MRI PAS) presented the features of the wolf and the lynx ecology the most important for planning of the ecological connectivity. Mr Marcin Górny (MRI PAS) discussed techniques suitable for the analysis of ecological corridors at the national level. After that Dr. Sabina Nowak (AfN "Wolf") introduced influence of transport infrastructure on the ecological connectivity and adequate mitigation measure. Workshop was attended by dozens of participants, mainly staff of Generel Directorate for Environmental Protection, General Directorate of National ROads and Highways as well as Polish Railways.
Dr. Sabina Nowak and Dr. Robert Mysłajek conducted a lecture on the wolf ecology for foresters from the State Forest Division in Głusko. The area is located just near the Drawa River National Park in the north-west Poland. Local forests were recently successfuly recolonized by wolves due their protection in entire Poland since 1998.
German (Ilka Reinhardt and Gesa Kluth) and Polish (Dr. Sabina Nowak and Dr. Robert Mysłajek) experts elaborated proposal of standards for the joint monitoring of the Central European wolf population in Germany and Poland. Report, recently published by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, is a next result of the Polish-German wolf working group.
Maciej Szewczyk - PhD Candidate at the Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology University of Warsaw and member of AfN "Wolf" - presented a talk about wolf ecology and conservation in the National Park "Tuchola Forest". Lecture was attended by dozens of parks's staff and local inhabitants.