Draft Agenda

(Note: the agenda will be fitted to weather conditions, so can change in some details)

 

 

Monday

------- 10.00       Arrival to the Krakow airport.

10:30 – 13:00     Shuttle bus from the Krakow airport to the accommodation place in the Zywiec Beskid Mountains (Western Carpathians).

13:00 14:00     Unpacking

14:00 15:00     Lunch

15:00 – 15:30     Organizational meeting

15:30 – 19:00     Introduction: Western Carpathians – nature, tradition and people

                              Lecture: Mammals of the Western Carpathians

                              Lecture: Biology and behavior of wolves

19:00 – 20:00     Supper

 

Tuesday

08:30 09:00     Breakfast

09:00 – 09:30     Time for preparation for a field trip (making sandwiches and tee/coffee to vacuum flasks for the lunch, fitting of snow shoes, checking an equipment and outdoor wear, etc.) 

09:30 16:00     Field trip: searching for tracks of large carnivores and other wild-living mammals, installation of camera traps

16:00 17:00     Dinner 

17:00 18:00     Rest break

18:00 – 18:30     Resume of the field trip   

18:30 20:00     Lecture: Wolf ecology in the Western Carpathians

                              Lecture: Wolf tracking

 

Wednesday

08:30 09:00     Breakfast

09:00 – 09:30     Time for preparation for a field trip (making sandwiches and tee/coffee to vacuum flasks for the lunch, checking an equipment and outdoor wear, etc.) 

09:30 16:00     Field trip: searching for tracks of large carnivores and other wild-living mammals

16:00 17:00     Dinner 

17:00 18:00     Rest break

18:00 – 18:30     Resume of the field trip   

18:30 20:00     Lecture: Livestock and large carnivores – problems and solutions

                              Lecture: Ecology and tracking of the Eurasian lynx

 

Thursday

08:30 09:00     Breakfast

09:00 – 09:30     Time for preparation for a field trip (making sandwiches and tee/coffee to vacuum flasks for the lunch, checking an equipment and outdoor wear, etc.) 

09:30 16:00     Field trip: searching for tracks of large carnivores and other wild-living mammals

16:00 17:00     Dinner 

17:00 18:00     Rest break

18:00 – 18:30     Resume of the field trip   

18:30 20:00     Lecture: How to study large carnivores – basic field methods

                              Lecture: Why wolves howl?

20:00 – 21.00     Training in the wolf howling stimulation and use of night vision equipment

 

Friday

08:30 09:00     Breakfast

09:00 – 09:30     Time for preparation for a field trip (making sandwiches and tee/coffee to vacuum flasks for the lunch, checking an equipment and outdoor wear, etc.) 

09:30 16:00     Field trip: searching for tracks of large carnivores and other wild-living mammals

16:00 17:00     Dinner 

17:00 18:00     Rest break

18:00 – 18:30     Resume of the field trip   

18:30 – 20:00     Lecture: Large mammals migration corridors trough Poland to Western Europe, conflicts with roads and  motorways, our activities to mitigate the impact of transportation network on wolf habitats in Poland and abroad

                              Lecture: Brown bear Ursus arctos ecology and tracking

20:00 – 22:00     Social gathering near the fire

 

Saturday

08:30 09:00     Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30     Field workshop: Training in use of GPS units – geocaching

10:30 – 12:00     Field workshop: Training in use of radio-telemetry

12:00 – 13.00     Lunch

13:00 – 14:00     Rest break

14:00 – 16:00     Workshop: Assessment of large carnivore diet

16:00 17:00     Dinner 

17:00 18:00     Rest break

18:00 – 20:00     Resume of the seminar, questions and comments of participants, discussion

                              and social gathering with supper  

 

Sunday

06:00 – 6:30       Breakfast

06:30 – 09:00     Shuttle bus from the accommodation place to the Krakow airport.

------- 10.30       Departure from Krakow airport.



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