The very fact that we are looking for spectacular examples of fatherhood in the animal world is indirect proof that we intuitively feel that the significance of the father is far different than that the mother, says zoologist from the Poznań University of Life Sciences, Professor Piotr Tryjanowski.
The last twenty years have seen the return of wolves in Europe. They even appeared in countries where they had not been seen for several hundred years. This process may be associated with a change in the state policy concerning wolves in Poland in the late 1990s, suggest scientists from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAS.
Dense crowns of trees are a buffer, a 'time capsule' protecting against the effects of rapid climate change. But when they become less dense, for example due to mass felling or tree diseases, the conditions at the forest floor dramatically change and threaten the species that live there. These are the conclusions from a study published in 'Science', in which Polish researchers took part.