Night of Biologists is a one of the biggest event popularising biological sciences in Poland. This year our society was involved in events held at the Faculty of Biology University of Warsaw. Members of the society teamed up with scientists from the Conservation Genetics Group and organised special display dedicated to the wolf ecology and conservation. Our display, led by Katarzyna Tołkacz, Kinga Stępniak, Natalia Niedźwiecka, Karolina Porębna, Maciej Szewczyk and Robert Mysłajek, attracted hundreds of high school students, kids from elementary schools and its parents. Later on Dr. Robert Mysłajek gave a talk about Eurasian lynx in the main faculty lecture hall.
Dr. Sabina Nowak - president of AfN WOLF - co-authored an article "The Białowieża Forest – a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site – protection priorities" in the Forest Research Papers - the scientific journal of the Polish Forest Research Institute. The article focused on the issues connected with the conservation of the Białowieża Forest - the very last fragment of the temperate natural forests in European lowlands, and an important wolf refuge.
Sabina Nowak and Robert Mysłajek gave a lecture about ecology and conservation of the wolf for the staff of the Roztocze National Park. Lecture was attended by 30 people responsible for the wildlife management, education and nature monitoring in the national park. Roztocze National Park is situated in south-east Poland, near Polish-Ukraine state border, and is inhabited by both wolves and lynx.
Next year nature educators from the Association for Nature "Wolf" will conduct outdoor workshops in the Western Carpathian Mountains. Events will be organized within a project "Kids on the track" arranged by the Węgierska Górka Community and supported by the Fundation BGF. Project is dedicated to families. Its goal is an environmental education and strengthening of intergenerational bonds between kids, their parents and grandparents.
Michał Figura from our society conducted a lecture on the wolf biology and conservation for kids from the second class of the Elementary School in Pietrzykowice - a village situated in the Polish Western Carpathians