With the help of Internet users, Mieszko and Karolina Stanisławski raised enough money to buy 5.53 ha of forest in the Low Beskids mountain range in south-eastern Poland. Now they are now thinking about buying a second one.
TFN’s Nick Westerby takes a virtual stroll through Poland’s countryside to find out more about the country’s 35,000 species of animals and 28,000 species of plants and fungi.
With towns and forests deserted of people, the country’s wildlife has a new-found confidence.
Created for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Jan Kallwejt’s striking poster features a lynx and its cub in the forefront, with a forest behind it. The rest of the poster shows various threats to the lynx, from hunters between the trees to the destruction of its natural habitant by deforestation and road construction. Tree stumps show where trees have been cut down.
Volunteer firefighters from southern Poland have collected money for the rehabilitation and restoration of the Kosciuszko National Park in Australia. This was the "Think globally, act locally" principle in action, said President Andrzej Duda on Thursday.
The silver-backed Chevrotain which was found by scientists from the Global Wildlife Conservation with the support of Wrocław Zoo, is on a list of 25 most-wanted lost species.