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„Botany without borders”

On July 5th, 2019, in the area of Szaniecki Landscape Park, field session of the 58th Congress of the Polish Botanical Society was commited, under the slogan „Bothany without borders”.

The session, whose main organizer was the Krakow branch of the Polish Botanical Society was attended by emplyees of the our Complex of Landscape Parks: Anna Chwalik-Borowiec phd and scientific consultant of LIFE projects Wojciech Szymanski phd.

Over 50 botanists from all over Poland and from abroad had the opportunity to visit Ostoja Stawiany, where LIFE+ project was implemented. During the session, participants learned about ecological, economic and social benefits of extensive sheep grazing. Moreover, examples of the use of animals for active protection of nature and their important role in protection and maintaining of calcareous grasslands were discussed.