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Contribution to regional sustainable development of north-eastern Poland through European bison programme

During 24 meetings with regional and national authorities organised by the MRI PAS, apart from dissemination of BIOTER project’s results, regional decision-makers were informed of opportunities the region has thanks to the best preserved forest in Europe, existing local scientific centre and the national park, many scientific visitors from Poland and abroad, and interest of EU universities in training their researchers and students in Białowieża.

The idea was to show the decision makers that the chance of regional development in the field of nature protection and eco-tourism are far better than in the area of timber production or industry. A programme of local and regional development European bison programme - was at the MRI PAS was accepted and widened by officials from the Podlasie region, Białowieża National Park and forestries in the closest neighbourhood of Białowieża Forest. It is a broad programme combining ideas for nature conservation, development of scientific research, and supporting the sustainable development of Podlasie region. When realised, the programme will lead to creation of a coherent tourist product, which would comprise most of the sites where European bison live and could live in the future.

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Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences
Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Waszkiewicza 1c, 17-230 Bialowieza, Poland
17-230 Bialowieza
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