Dr. Sabina Nowak and Dr. Robert Mysłajek attended International Wolf Symposium held in Duluth (USA, MN) 10-13 October 2013. The conference was held in conjuction with the meeting of the IUCN World Conservation Union Wolf Specialist Group. Dr. Nowak gave a talk on ecology and genetics of wolves recovering western Poland, while Dr. Mysłajek presented use of various types of crossing structures on highways by wolves in Poland.
Next M.Sc. research project was successfully finished in the Association for Nature “Wolf”. Ms Katarzyna Tołkacz, from the Faculty of Biology at the University of Warsaw, studied impact of human activity on the wolf population in the Beskid Mały Mountains (S Poland). Her project was supervised by Dr. Sabina Nowak (AfN “Wolf”) and Dr. Tomasz Gortat (University of Warsaw).
Dr. Sabina Nowak gave a lecture for school pupils from the Elementray School in Parowa in the Lower Silesian Forest. Lecture was attended by 120 kids and their teachers.
Surveys with camera traps which we conducted this summer in forests of Western Poland provided a number of great video footages with wolf pups. These videos help us to assess condition and survival of pups as well as their activity and interactions in a family group. Several interesting and funny examples of activity of young can be seen in our YouTube channel.
Dr. Sabina Nowak and Dr. Robert Mysłajek from the Association for Nature "Wolf" gave oral presentations during open conference "Closer to Nature - On the tracks of wolf and European bison", held at 4-5 July 2013 in Mirosławiec in the Western Pomeranian Province, Poland. The conference was open to the public, and gathered over 100 participants - among them representatives of the Polish Parliament, local communities, naturalists, foresters and hunters.