WISENT IN THE AUGUSTOWSKA FOREST 2020

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ANNOUNCEMENT NO 2

European Bison Friends Society
would like to inform you
that the Scientific Conference
WISENT IN THE AUGUSTOWSKA FOREST
will be postpone to 9-10 September 2021

 

The current epidemiological situation has forced us to decide to postpone this year’s conference “Wisent in Augustowska Forest” to the next year.

However, it is very important to us to publish the thirteenth edition of „European Bison Conservation Newsletter 2020” (paper copy will be distributed during the conference 2021).

We would like to encourage you to send papers or reports.

Papers published in this journal – in English only- will be peer-reviewed.

All details on papers preparation can be found on the EBFS website (https://smz.waw.pl/baza_wiedzy/wydawnictwo-smz/biuletyn/).

Please send papers before August 15, 2020 to one of two addresses: bison@smz.waw.pl or magdalenamatusz1@wp.pl

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT NO 1

European Bison Friends Society
would like to invite you
to the Scientific Conference
WISENT IN THE AUGUSTOWSKA FOREST
That will be held on 3-4 September 2020

 

CONFERENCE AIM

The conference would be the eighteenth in the cycle of international meetings concerning the wisent. The conference will be held in Augustów. According to a legend, in this city took place the first meeting of King Zygmunt August and Barbara Radziwiłł, his second wife. In memory of that meeting the king founded the city and called it by his name.

In the spring 2018, after more than two hundred years of absence, the wisents returned to the Augustowska Forest. A group of seven wisents were transported from the Borecka Forest and after a few weeks of acclimatization they were released. Each year, a calf was born in the herd, and in the spring 2020 another four wisents were brought. The herd in Augustowska Forest, still develop under the sensitive care of Augustów and Płaska Forest Districts.

The conference is organized with Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) and Forest District Augustów. The main aim is to exchange experiences and discuss about the current issues in the field of conservation and breeding of European bison.

PROGRAM

September 2nd (Wednesday) is predicted for arrival and ice-breaking activities in the evening. This year the place of our meeting will be WARSZAWA HOTEL (https://www.hotelwarszawa.pl) in Augustów

September 3rd (Thursday) we are planning scientific sessions and afternoon four-hour boat trip: Necko Lake – Klonownica River – Białe Lake – Przewięź Lock – Studzieniczne Lake

For the next day – Friday (4.09), there are continuation sessions in the hotel

EXCURSION

After the conference, on September 5th we plan one of two trips, for those who are interested:

(1) a trip to the Biebrza National Park. Walking tour along the tourist route with the ferry crossing the Biebrza River (about 4 hours) and finally traveling to Lipsk to the museum of Easter eggs. The amount of the trip fee (approx. PLN 40-70) will depend on the number of participants.

(2) a trip to Vilnius and Trakai Lithuania. Costs of trips is about 120-200 PLN and 4 euro (entry to the Trakai Castle);
Costs of trips are covered separately. The final cost of the trip depends on the number of interested participants.

ACCESS TO AUGUSTÓW

public transport (Żak Express) from Warsaw Chopin Airport and from Modlin Airport, from Warsaw Plac Defilad (PKiN) or from the Warszawa Zachodnia bus station – one way ticket price 38 – 48 PLN (Link to purchase tickets: https://zakexpress.pl/en/ )

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite you to present results of projects and your experiences in the form of oral presentations (approx. 15 minutes) or short communication (up to 5 min – e-poster).

We also would like to encourage you to publish papers or reports in the thirteenth edition of „European Bison Conservation Newsletter”. Papers published in this journal – in English only – will be peer-reviewed. All details on papers’ preparation can be found on the EBFS website (https://smz.waw.pl/baza_wiedzy/wydawnictwo-smz/biuletyn/)

Summaries of oral presentations in Polish or English will be published as conference materials with abstracts. Please prepare summaries (Polish authors in two languages) of a volume from 1500 to 3000 characters, containing the title, names of authors and their affiliations.

A detailed program of speeches will be determined after collecting applications, and sent in a forthcoming announcement.

REGISTRATION

We would like to kindly inform you that from this year we prefer electronic submissions by completing the CONFERENCE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
We strongly encourage you to use this application option.

DEADLINES

First registration April 30th, 2020

Papers for publication in EBCN May 15, 2020(Final deadline)

Presentation’s summaries July 15, 2020

Registration forms, summaries, papers please send only via mail to one of two addresses: bison@smz.waw.pl or magdalenamatusz1@wp.pl

PLACE OF CONFERENCE

Conference participants will be located in the Hotel Warszawa (Augustów, ul. Zdrojowa 1) and in the Krechowiak hostel (Augustów, 1 Pułku Ułanów Krechowieckich 2). The distance between two hotels is approx. 500 m (approx. 10 min. walk).

The conference session will be held at the HOTEL WARSZAWA.

COSTS of ACCOMODATION

Conference participants will be accommodated in two hotels: Warszawa hotel (with breakfast) and Krechowiak Hostel (with breakfast). Prices are as below:

 

Price [person per one night]
Type of room Hotel Warszawa Hostel Krechowiak
Single 210 PLN 120 PLN
Double with two beds 145 PLN 90 PLN
Triple 130 PLN 75 PLN

The number of single rooms are limited (the order of application decides).

Accommodation costs, payable individually at the hotel, are covered by the participant (possibility of card payment).

Cancellation of ordered rooms should be reported before August 20. Otherwise, the participant shall bear the costs of all reservation.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION FEE

The conference fee for EBFS members is 400 PLN, for other participants 450 PLN. The fee includes:

  • conference materials ,
  • food service (supper on September 2th, whole service on 3th and 4th of September).
  • bout trip

We kindly ask you to make participation payments by August 1, 2020
After August 1, 2020, costs will be 20% higher.

PAYMENT

Bank PEKAO SA IX o-Wa
Account No: 56 1240 1125 1111 0010 0872 7386
Owner: Stowarzyszenie Miłośników Żubrów
Ciszewskiego 8, 02-786 Warszawa
SWIFT No: PKOPPLPW

With the add: „Conference” and the name of the participant

Contact

Organizational matters

Stowarzyszenie Miłośników Żubrów
ul. Ciszewskiego 8 pok. 42, 02-786 Warsaw
tel. +48 22 5936580, mail: bison@smz.waw.pl

Essential matters

Prof. dr hab. Wanda Olech
kom. 0-605-095-501, tel (22) 593-65-78, e-mail – wanda_olech@sggw.pl
dr Magdalena Matuszewska:
kom. 0-691-159-089, e-mail: magdalenamatusz1@wp.pl

Please send your application form via the website (https://smz.waw.pl/en/participation-application-form/)
until the end of April 2020.