Kadzidłowo Wildlife Park
There is a Consultative-Scientific Council at the Kadzidłowo Wildlife Park. It involved over ten members – scientific workers of the Polish Academy of Sciences, higher schools, zoological gardens, national and landscape parks (specialists of genetics, reproduction, species biology – particularly lynx, forest grouses, deer etc). Among the members of Council is Dr Hans Aschenbrenner – international authority in ecological education, breeding and reintroduction of lynx and forest grouses.
Scientific works: 2014 was the sixth year of reintroduction of capercaillie in the Low-Silesian Forests using the method “born to be free” developed in Kadzidłowo. Four-year experiments of reintroduction with telemetry showed, that this method (as expected) gave much better results, that the traditional one, and even better than translocation. Fifth-year observations showed, that in the first month after releasing the birds did not lose, what is the main problem in the traditional method. Moreover, work on improvement the method use in breeding the males from nature was performed, in order to protect genetic diversity of endangered populations.
Beside forest grouses the program of restitution of lynx to the Piska Primeval Forest with the method
“born to be free” has been still performed. Together with WWF Poland the reintroduction of lynxes to the
Napiwodzko-Ramucka Primeval Forest has been continued.
The Museum sacrificed to the patron of Park – Prof. Benedukt Dybowski exist in Kadzidłowo. There are some remembrances of Professor Dybowski, as well as the exhibits of animals, which he was dealing with, during his deportation on Siberia.