Meeting about wolves in Skarżysko-Kamienna

On Sunday, February 20, we organized an educational meeting about wolves called “Not such a scary wolf” in the Municipal Cultural Center in Skarżysko-Kamienna.

The interest exceeded our expectations. Due to the limited number of seats in the room where the meeting was to be held, we conducted online registration. We received applications not only from Skarżysko-Kamienna, but also from Radom, Kielce and even from distant Warsaw! We quickly ran out of free places and had to introduce a reserve list.

The meeting started at 2 p.m. and for about 2 hours we were talking about wolves living in the forests around the city and about our research.

In the first part of the meeting the project manager, Roman Gula, PhD, presented the specificity of the wolf species and the history of its conservation in Poland. Using the example of wolves monitored by our Foundation, he described what the life of a wolf family looks like and answered many interesting questions asked by our guests concerning e.g. safe work with wolves.

Next, Artur Milanowski showed how we use telemetry collars for monitoring and, together with Prof. Gula, demonstrated the operation of the antenna used for tracking. In the next part, Jacek Major briefly presented photo traps, and in the last part we outlined the specifics of genetic research on wolves and why we do it. During the meeting, the participants, including children, had the opportunity to see the equipment we use up close and even take a real wolf skull in their hands.

The meeting would not have taken place if it had not been for the support of the employees of the municipal cultural center, headed by Director Grażyna Majewska, who provided us with a room with the necessary equipment. Thank you very much!

Author: Joanna

Photos: SAVE and Mateusz Bolechowski