Your Guides

Michał Figura

Guide, Lecturer

Michał has a BSc in Political Sciences from the University of Humanities and Economics in Łódź. He is a wildlife photographer and for the last 15 years has been a field guide, involved in studies on large carnivores. His primary study area is located in the Western Carpathians, but he also tracks wolves in western and central Poland. He is a Member of the Board for the Association for Nature „Wolf”.

Hollie Standall

Guide, Lecturer

Hollie has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science and an MSc in Conservation, both from Nottingham Trent University. In the UK she works as a Ranger and is a keen hiker, nature photographer and all round wildlife enthusiast. 

Korneliusz Kurek

Guide, Lecturer

He did his PhD on the ecology of whiskered bat population in the Western Carpathian Mountains. He was also involved in studies on the ecology of large carnivores (wolf, lynx and brown bear) and mustelids (martens and badgers), and took part in environmental impact assessments for the infrastructure development projects. For many years he was a teacher working both with school children and academic students.

Adam Harper

Guide, Lecturer

A post graduate in animal sciences and a member of the royal society of biologists. Adam has spent 7 years working with International NGOs and currently lectures in conservation biology and ecology in the UK. In his spare time Adam enjoys travelling, mountaineering and technical diving.

Sabina Nowak

Special guest

She complited her PhD on the ecology of wolf population in the Western Carpathian Mountains. Her research interests covers mainly ecology, behaviour, genetics, conservation of large carnivores and impact of transport infrastructure on habitat connectivity.  She is an author of numerous scientific and popular articles and books about wolf ecology.

Robert Mysłajek

Special guest

Ph.D. in biology at the Institute of Nature Conservation Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków. He is particularly interested in animal ecology, animal genetics and conservation biology. He is a head of the conservation genetics group in the Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology at the Faculty of Biology University of Warsaw.