Six reasons why Białowieża Forest is so precious

Białowieża Primeval Forest has been described as Europe’s Serengeti or Great Barrier Reef. Despite this, the forest remains relatively underappreciated and unvisited. This needs to change. This precious forest must gain the recognition it deserves; because, as long as it remains obscure, it’ll continue to be over-logged and under-protected. In…

The crazy management system of Białowieża Forest

Understanding Białowieża Forest’s crazy management system is essential knowledge for any visitor to to the forest. Not only will understanding the various zones help you find your way around, but it’ll help put the recent logging conflicts into context. (Basically, logging still occurs due to the lack of a national…

The best restaurants in Białowieża

There are a variety of restaurants in Białowieża for visitors to choose from. Most serve hearty, traditional regional cooking. As elsewhere in Eastern Europe, the standard is a 2-course meal: soup followed by a meat dish that usually includes carbs (potatoes or chips) and salad/veg. Pierogi (Polish dumplings) and wild…

The Wolf – Our research

We were recently overjoyed to hear that the Polish National Science Centre is to fund our further study of how wolves affect European ecosystems. This work will be a continuation of the now world-famous research coming out of Yellowstone National Park, where it was well established that the reintroduction of…

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