Invited Seminar at CES on 18 September 2018 at 3:30 pm titled "National management plan for Great Crested Newt" by Dr Krzysztof Klimaszewski from Department of Zoology Faculty of Animal Science Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

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National management plan for Great Crested Newt
Dr Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Department of Zoology Faculty of Animal Science Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Date & Time: 
18 Sep 2018 - 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Invited Seminar
CES Seminar Hall, 3rd Floor, Biological Sciences Building
Before the talk

In 2004 Poland joined European Union as a new Member State. In terms of nature conservation it meant following the guidelines of Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) and implementing them into national law. Main subjects of new regulations was designation of the network of protected areas known as NATURA 2000 and preparation of management plans for habitats and species listed in Annex II of Habitat Directive. One of the pilot species chosen for management plan preparation, among others was Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus). This amphibian is widespread in Europe but has suffered severe declines in most of the 37 known range countries. It is listed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List.
I want to present the approach, work and result we obtained during management plan preparation. The core part of a plan is holistic approach to the conservation measures. We followed the scheme: threat-aim-activities. After presenting outcome of our work I want to show also how the guidelines of the plan are meeting the reality.

Speaker Bio: 
All my professional experience is connected with Faculty of Animal Sciences of Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland. There I obtained my Bsc, Msc and Phd titles. I have been working there for last 25 years in Department of Zoology. My both scientific and didactic interests are focused on nature conservation, especially herpetofauna (although my Phd was in dung beetles ecology). I teach zoology, ecology, nature protection and related subjects. My research subjects cover amphibians and reptiles survey, inventory and monitoring. I am interested mainly in human influence on natural habitat and animals populations. I try to find answers to questions: how we can preserve our nature, how can we restore it and save for future generations. Since it is obvious that one of best solutions for that is education, I take part in many educational projects about biodiversity conservation. I also work in primary school as a biology teacher.