We invite you to browse the new page: For those who are interested. There we present extensive and more detailed information on the implementation of our project. To begin with, we present a summary of the breeding season 2022 of gulls, terns and other Charadriiformes.
Welcome to the new page...
On April 25, 2022, Dariusz Bukaciński was invited to Radio-Warsaw again. Due to the fact that common swifts were to arrive in Poland any day now, their habits were the leading topic of the broadcast "Runda Pytań" conducted by Jarosław Wydra. It was an opportunity to present the biology and ecology of these unusual, slightly mysterious and little-known birds. Due to the fact that, like gulls and terns on the Vistula River, also common swifts currently require active protective measures, the guest also told how we should protect them. It was an opportunity to make the audience aware of how different forms of protective measures can we take, depending on the biology, ecology and living environment of the species that we should protect. The presence of the project coordinator Dariusz Bukaciński in the Radio Warszawa was also a form of promotion of our project, which aims to actively protect, not common swifts, but the Vistula populations of endangered species of gulls, terns and oystercatchers.
The broadcast is available online on the Radio Warszawa podcast website "Runda pytań"
On April 8, 2022, as part of the implementation of one of the project tasks, a Project Seminar was held at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. "Values, contemporary threats and forms of active protection of birds in the valley of the middle Vistula". The university hosted nearly 80 participants at this event, including representatives of organizations co-financing environmental conservation (Centre for Coordination of Environmental Projects, National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management), representatives of the Ministry of Climate and Environment, General Directorate for Environmental Protection, Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Warsaw , the Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection, representatives of the Zarząd Zielni Miejskiej of the Capital City of Warsaw, Wody Polskie, Center for EU Transport Projects, Kampinos National Park, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations dealing with nature conservation, colleagues from the University of Warsaw, the Local Ethics Committee at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, representatives of the Scientific Students Club from our Faculty, as well as employees and students of the Center for Ecology and Eco-philosophy at the Faculty of Christian Philosophy and the Faculty of Biology at our university. We thank all of them for honoring us with their presence.
The seven presentations show the unique natural value of the middle Vistula valley on a national, European and global scale. Attention was also drawn to the great importance of this place in the cultural, social and political context. It was presented how much irreversible damage to nature would be caused by the implementation of large-area investments aimed at regulating the Vistula River in its middle and lower reaches with illusory benefits for the economy and society.
The seminar agenda and pdfs of all presentations are available on the project website in the Events ...
April 1 is not only April Fools' Day. It's also International Bird Day. It was established to commemorate the first ever convention for the protection of this group of animals. The Bird Day has been on world calendars since 1906. This year, Dariusz Bukaciński was a guest of "Runda Pytań" broadcast hosted by Jarosław Wydry on Radio Warszawa.
Issues related to the project of active protection of Charadriiformes on the Vistula islands currently being carried out by the Institute of Biological Sciences of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw in the Natura 2000 area of the middle Vistula Valley were the leitmotiv of the broadcast. The project coordinator told the audience which species on the islands of the queen of Polish rivers are endangered, what threatens them, and what are the short- and long-term goals of comprehensive active conservation measures under the recently launched project.
The broadcast is available online on the Radio Warszawa podcast website "Runda pytań"...
On March 21, 2022, the project coordinator, Dariusz Bukaciński, was invited to the broadcast "Rozmowa Radio Warszawa". The pretext for the conversation was... the first day of spring.
Radio listeners had the opportunity to learn what phenomena indicate the imminent approach of spring. Which proves that the world of plants and animals comes to life. The guest of Ewa Pietrzak's broadcast drew attention to the great importance of birds for nature and man, and talked about species that are currently endangered. He presented the reasons for the decrease in their numbers and, also in the context of the currently implemented project of active protection of Charadriiformes on the Vistula islands, argued for the need to take active protective measures where necessary.
The broadcast is available online on the Radio Warszawa podcast website "Rozmowa Radia Warszawa" ...
The ceremony of signing the contract for co-financing our project took place at the headquarters of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. On behalf of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, the agreement was signed by Fr. University Prof. dr hab. Marek Stokłosa, vice-rector for science and international cooperation. The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management was represented by Artur Michalski, Vice-President of the Management Board.
The project will be coordinated by a team of employees of the Institute of Biological Sciences and the Center for Ecology and Eco-philosophy at the Faculty of Christian Philosophy of CSWU in Warsaw: Dariusz Bukaciński PhD (Project Manager), Monika Bukacińska PhD (Deputy Project Manager), Arkadiusz Buczyński, MS (Logistics Coordinator) and Marek Sawicki (Deputy Logistics Coordinator).
The project will be financed by The Norway Grants and the EEA Grants under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021 „Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy”. The cost of the project is 2.200.850,00 złotych, and the grant amount is 1.870.722,50 PLN.