Large Carnivore Tracking Seminar
If you have always dreamt of getting involved in wildlife conservation or have a passion for large carnivores such as wolves, lynx and brown bears, then we have the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.
We offer week long field trips, where you will be actively involved in large carnivore monitoring. During this time you will be taught how to identify the different predators and their pray, using their tracks, scats, scent marks, resting places and pretty remains. Additionally, we will teach you different methods of data collection, how to use field equipment and various research methods. You need no previous experience, as in the evenings, you will also receive lectures to build your knowledge. These lectures focus on conservation issues of a range of large carnivore species and their prey in Poland and surrounding countries, human wildlife conflict, animal biology and ecology.
These trips are designed for people with a particular interest in large carnivores, who will hopefully use the knowledge gained during their stay to, conduct their own projects in their own country, help raise awareness of, or simply to achieve a better understanding of, these large carnivores. The trips might be of particular interest to teachers or lecturers, foresters, hunters or students.
Anybody interested should please note that this is a very physical trip, involving long, hard days in the field followed by lectures in the evening, leaving little time for relaxation or exploration of the region. However, we can assure you that the views alone are enough to make up for this! If you are not used to hiking long distances through mountainous terrain, it is advisable that you do some training beforehand. Depending on the time of the year you may also have to use snowshoes, but these will be provided. You will gain a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field and be contributing to wildlife conservation. Not to mention the stunning scenery and mouth-watering traditional food.
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