Summary of the conference "Wolves rendez-vous 2022"

The popular science conference about wolves is behind us!

On Friday, June 3, a popular science conference devoted to wolves was organized by our foundation in cooperation with the Regional Directorate of State Forests from Radom.

Naturalists and foresters from the świętokrzyski and Radom regions as well as wolf lovers from various parts of Poland came to the Forest Education Center in Jedlnia-Letnisko. The turnout was great and the number of guests reached almost 100!


During the three parts of the meeting, members of our wolf team had the opportunity to talk about the biology and ecology of wolves, methods used in monitoring, genetic research and analysis of the wolf’s diet. It was also an opportunity to learn about the specificity of wolf damage in Podkarpacie and about the methods of solving possible conflicts between people and wolves. During Roman Gula’s lecture, conference guests could find the answer to the question “Should we be afraid of a wolf?”, and hear about the genesis of a negative image of this predator in the eyes of many, not only European communities.


In the last part of the meeting, wolf specialists from various regions of the country talked about packs from their neighbourhood and presented the most interesting photos and video surveillance videos. It was an opportunity to meet wolf families from the Augustów Forest and the Odra Valley, as well as to watch recordings of a surprise from the Poznań region, where in the Zielonka Forest two she-wolves from one family became mothers almost at the same time. There were also anecdotes from the tracks and stories about personal experiences from meetings with wolves and other forest inhabitants.


The conference officially ended at 4:30 PM with a shared meal for all participants.

We would like to sincerely thank RDLP Radom, and in particular Mr. Jacek Koba, for his excellent cooperation and help with the organization of the conference, as well as all participants and speakers for the wonderful time spent together.


During the conference, the following spoke:

– Katarzyna Bojarska from the Institute of Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences;
– Roman Gula from the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences;
– Jacek Koba from the Regional Directorate of State Forests in Radom;
– Tomasz Bracik (SAVE);
– Jacek Major (SAVE);
– Joanna Toczydłowska (SAVE);
– Piotr Portnicki from the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences;
– Hubert Fedyń from RDOŚ Rzeszów;
– Artur Milanowski (SAVE);
– Tomasz Figarski and Bartosz Piwowarski from the Ostoja Naturalists’ Association;
– Joanna Harmuszkiewicz from the Augustów Forest District;
– Katarzyna Kozyra-Zyskowska from ‘Praca Przyrodnika’;
– Marta Gawrysiak monitoring wolves in the Zielonka Forest.

Thank you!

Author: Joanna Toczydłowska