Alkaline fens conservation in Poland. Scientific report from LIFE projects NOTE! Cost of the publication is 0,00 PLN. Only costs of shipping will be included!
Published within LIFE project on alkaline fens conservation: LIFE11 NAT/PL/423 oraz LIFE13 NAT/PL/023.
"Poland belongs to the group of countries with a relatively large area of wetlands. They
occupy about 4% of the country’s territory and are concentrated mainly in its northern
part. The Biebrza Marshes are among the largest and best known. The size of the mires
in the Narew valley and the diversity and outstanding values of fens in the Rospuda
river valley - impress. The countless lakes and peatlands of Kaszuby and Bory Tucholskie
form part of an extraordinary landscape of poor forests. The beautiful, picturesque
landscape of the glades in Gorce mountains is emphasized by the white fields of the
cottongrass growing on the flush fens. Regardless of the region, all these swamps, mires
and flush fens require protection! For centuries, they have been drained, exploited, turned
into meadows and fields, and finally abandoned - they are overgrown with forest.
They are dying! Together with them numerous, unique species of plants and animals.
The disappearing swamps emit enormous amounts of carbon dioxide responsible for climate
change, which is so much to blame for mankind. That’s why we try to protect them.
Especially one of them - alkaline fens. Unique in every way! Mowing and cutting trees,
blocking drainage ditches, are activities that at first glance have little to do with nature
conservation, and which we have been dealing with for the last 6 years. Just for the protection
of alkaline fens. Where, how and how effective? We invite you to read our book!"