International Wolf, Lynx and Bear tracking workshop
The large carnivore tracking field trip will take place in the western most part of Polish Carpathian Mountains. You will track large carnivores and other mammals inside the special area of conservation, Natura 2000 "Beskid Żywiecki", near the Polish-Slovak border.
The conservation area ranges in altitude from 300 to 1,557m (985-5,108ft) above sea level. The majority of the area is covered by forest with the dominant species being Norway Spruce as well as a mixture of beech, fir and sycamore. Within the forest are large alpine meadows, which are still used as pasture for sheep. The area is inhabited by the guild of large carnivores including, wolves, lynx, and the European brown bear. The area also contains vital populations of a number of rare birds including, Capercaillie, Golden Eagle, Ural Owl, Eagle-Owl, Pygmy Owl and Three-toed Woodpecker.