Kick-off conference September 2022

The Kick-off conference of the LIFE Apollo2020 project kept what the name promised: an excellent mix of presentations and lively discussions on the topics of “Science, ecology and innovation for Parnassius apollo conservation in Central Europe”. Around 100 people gathered on-site in Jelenia Góra, in the beautiful building of Karkonosze National Park to discuss, learn, and exchange. Even more people participated online and watched the livestream of the conference on the first day.

Below you can find the links to the recordings of the sessions, summaries of the workshops and excursions and a gallery of pictures. The team of LIFE Apollo2020 is very happy with the outcome of the conference – thank you all who participated and made those days a success!

Conferences works always as a bridge to connect ideas and suggestions and build reliable partnerships, but at the Apollo conference workshops, I also found people that care about this majestic butterfly and are ready to fight for it through a mix of research and policies. As an “Apollo addicted” I couldn’t be more honored to join this conference.

Entomologist from Italy

Watching the online livestream of the apollo conference was wonderful! So many great comments and discussions around butterfly conservation, it’s definitely opened my mind to some new concepts and ideas. Looking forward to see where this project is going!

Wildlife ecologist from the UK

#followapollo and the efforts of our team! Combined skills in breeding, conservation of habitats, research, environmental education, and project management constitute a great combination for the success of our LIFE project

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