Wintering areas being logged in Bieszczady

Bear in the eastern Carpathians often use cavities in old trees (mostly fir) to spend the winter and give birth to cubs. According to the Habitats Directive, these areas cannot be destroyed. According to the Polish law, a protection area of 500 m around the den should be established from the […]

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First PhD defended in the team!

Congratulations to Dr. Alberto García-Rodríguez for his excellent doctoral study! Dr. García-Rodríguez has just defended his PhD degree at the Scientific Council of the Institute of Nature Conservation. Dr. García-Rodríguez’s thesis evaluated the role of brown bears as seed dispersers, particularly of the bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus, and in relation to seed […]

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