Dr. Robert Mysłajek conducted a lecture "Geneticians on the wolf track" in the hall of the Faculty of Biology University of Warsaw. Lecture was a part of the event "Discover University of Warsaw", organized to celebrate 200th anniversary of the Warsaw Alma Mater. Lecture was attended by over 50 participants.
Do wolves settle in areas predicted by habitat suitability models? We answer this question during a talk at 5th National conference "GIS in Science" organized in Warsaw by the Faculty of Geogrpahy and Regional Studies of the University of Warsaw, 8-10 June 2016. The talk, presented by Dr. Robert Mysłajek, was co-authored by Dr. Sabina Nowak and Dr. Patrycja Tomczak from the Association for Nature "Wolf", Maciej Szewczyk from the Faculty of Biology University of Warsaw, and Prof. Bogumiła Jędrzejewska from the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences in Białowieża.
Polish NGOs have informed UNESCO about the approval of the Annex to the Forest Management Plan for the Forest District of Bialowieza for 2012-2021, which dramatically increases logging in the Białowieża forest, being protected also as a World Heritage Site. Thus, UNESCO send experts of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to the Bialowieza Forest. Meeting with IUCN experts was attended by dozens participants of NGOs, including Dr. Sabina Nowak from the Association for Nature "Wolf". NGO experts argued that increased logging will negatively influence unique natural values of the World Heritage Site "Białowieża Forest". IUCN experts will present their written recommendation to the Polish government in the near future.
Zbigniew Skibiński from the Association for Nature "Wolf" conducted series of lectures about wolf ecology and conservation for students of secondary and high schools from the Góra town (western Poland). Lectures were attended by over 100 participants. Lectures were part of ecological event organized by teachers Irena Dziamarska and Małgorzata Kauch from the High School in Góra town.
4th National Students Mammalogical Conference, held in Wrocław, 26-29 May 2016, was supported by the Association for Nature "Wolf". Every participant received free copy of the Manual of Livestock Protection Against Wolf Attacks, publishd this year by our society. Conference was an excellent opportunity to present studies on wolves. Thus, conference was opened by Dr. Robert Mysłajek, who gave a talk "Geneticians on the wolf tracks: how to use DNA in large carnivore research?". Than Kinga Stępniak presented a talk "Importance of visual and olfactory signs in territory marking by wolves Canis lupus", followed by presentation of Michał Figura "The use of camera traps for the monitoring of large carnivores in the Western Carpathians". Both Michał and Kinga received awards of Chairwoman of the Scientific Committee Prof. Ewa J. Godzińska for the best abstracts.