As a result of protection measures, wolves return to their former refuges in Western Poland. In order to correctly assess the size of the population of these predators it is necessary to know the areas of their territories and population densities. Research carried out in the Drawa Forest provides the first data on this subject.
The remains of Dunkleosteus - a huge Devonian armoured fish - have been discovered in the village Płucki near Łagów (Świętokrzyskie). This is one of the largest marine predators in the history of life on Earth, says Dr. Piotr Szrek from the Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute.
Video traps placed in the mountains by naturalists from the Association for Nature WOLF registered lynxes in the Wapienica valley near Bielsko-Biała. According to the vice president of the association Dr. Robert Mysłajek this proves that the predators have reached the northern edge of the Silesian Beskids.
EU Member States should be able to express their willingness to grow GM crops and not, as the current regulations require, report that they do not want to produce GM plants authorized by the EU. An expert group proposes a change of regulations in the journal Nature Biotechnology.