september, 2022

mon19sep(sep 19)08:00wed21(sep 21)18:00Science, ecology and innovation for Parnassius apollo conservation in Central Europe - LIFE Apollo2020 conferenceLIFE Apollo2020 Project Kick-Off Conference

Event Details

Join us for the LIFE Apollo2020 Project Kick-Off Conference: Science, ecology and innovation for Parnassius apollo conservation in Central Europe which takes place 19-21 of September 2022 in Jelenia Góra, Poland and online.

The conference offers butterfly experts and other interested parties the opportunity to exchange ideas, network and learn about the latest findings in the broad field of science, ecology and innovation for Parnassius Apollo conservation in Central Europe.

In addition to exciting lectures by leading experts, participants can expect interactive workshops, demonstrations by butterfly tracking dogs and excursions to breeding stations and habitats.

Please find the tentative agenda and all necessary information below. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to write us an email: info@apollo-2020.life

General information

Date and venue: 19 – 21 September 2022 in Jelenia Góra, Poland and online.

Conference language: English

There is no conference fee.

For online participants

You will receive information regarding the online connection in a timely manner before the conference. Unfortunately participation in workshops will only be available for on-site participants.

For on-site participants

Update: Registration for on-site participation is closed. We are happy to welcome you online!

You will receive information on accommodation and travel arrangements once you have registered. Please be aware though that you will have to book your accommodation yourself.

Workshops on day 2

On day 2 of the conference (20.09.2022) three interactive workshops will be offered. The spots in these workshops are limited, please indicate in the registration form which one you would like to join.

Workshop 1: Spatial management – local stakeholders, negotiations and territorial planning

This workshop will be divided into two parts.  The first part will be focused on the topic of conservation measures applied in collaboration with private landowners and the process of negotiating with them. Second part will be focused on local spatial management plans (TBC) or alternatively benefits from traditional shepherding, and local regional products with the aim to protect biodiverse meadows.  

We invite especially: 

  • people who in their previous work have made appropriate arrangements for the conservation measures with various groups of stakeholders or will make such arrangements in the future,
  • private landowners, on whose territory there are valuable natural habitats or species.
  • municipal authorities, those experienced with spatial management plans
  • members of institutions/ organizations also Local ones who have experience in shepherding, local products.
  • those who have direct contact with cultivators/farmers/shepherds or it’s their profession.

Workshop 2: Education workshop about open areas: Methods for conservation of meadows with a special focus on butterflies and other pollinators

This workshop will be focused on open areas. Participants will learn about  types of meadows and the differences between them to develop accurate strategies for the protection and for bringing attention to the conservation of different kinds of open areas with accompanying biodiversity.

We invite especially:

  • Representatives of local administration
  • Educators
  • Ecologists
  • Professionals working on environmental education
  • Trainers working with farmers and cultivators

Working group: Wise usage of Citizen Science methods: experiences, challenges and how to address them

This working group discussion will be focused on Citizen Science methods to protect butterflies and other pollinators. It serves to exchange experiences and addresses challenges which are being encountered by practitioners. 

We invite especially:

  • Scientists and Educators with experience in using Citizen Science to support the protection of pollinators
  • Operators of Citizen Science platforms
  • Observers of nature
  • Ecologists
  • People who are interested in using Citizen Science methods in the future

Field visits on day 3

On day 3 (21.09.2022) field trips will be offered. This will be an interesting opportunity to discover methods and sites that will be implemented in the project. The field trips will take until the afternoon. Please indicate in the registration form whether you would like to join one of those field trips.

Field visit 1: Breeding facilities 09:00 – 16:00 – FULLY BOOKED

This field visit includes visit in Jagniątków breeding station led by Karkonoski National Park and the breeding facility Barchov in Czechia. Here you can see how we take care of the Apollo species in practice.

Field visit 2: Breeding facilities 11:00 – 18:00

This field visit includes visit in Jagniątków breeding station led by Karkonoski National Park and the breeding facility Barchov in Czechia. Here you can see how we take care of the Apollo species in practice.

Field visit 3: Reintroduction sites

This field visit is focused on the reintroduction sites in Poland and Czech Republic. You will be able to see the habitat of Parnassius apollo – where the larvae and adult individuals are being released. No imagines will be released during the trip.

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Register for the conference

Participation is free of charge

You must register to receive the link to the online event.

Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!

Schedule

    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • september 19, 2022
    • 8:00 Conference registration8:00 - 8:45On-site: Registration // Online: Technical check and informal networking

    • 9:00 Welcoming 9:00 - 9:45On-site Location: AuditoriumSpeakers: ANDRZEJ RAJ, Magdalena Makowska

    • 9:15 Species status, threats & biotop status9:15 - 9:45PLENARY PANELSpeakers: Paweł Adamski

    • 9:45 Genetics of Parnassius apollo and experiences for other species 9:45 - 10:15PLENARY PANEL: SPECIES Speakers: Gerard Talavera

    • 10:15 Breeding of Parnassius apollo 10:15 - 10:45PLENARY PANEL: SPECIES . Speakers: LIFE Apollo2020 breeding specialists.

    • 10:45 Panel discussion10:45 - 11:15Discussion of the previous panel.

    • 11:15 BREAK11:15 - 11:45Coffee break

    • 11:45 Legal framework & reintroduction effects in Europe11:45 - 12:15PLENARY PANEL: HABITAT AND SPECIES PROTECTION THROUGH ACTIVE CONSERVATION.Speakers: Aidan Whitfield

    • 12:15 Habitat management & protection12:15 - 12:45PLENARY PANEL: HABITAT AND SPECIES PROTECTION THROUGH ACTIVE CONSERVATION.Speakers: David Číp, Zdeněk Fric

    • 12:45 The new face of traditional techniques12:45 - 13:00PLENARY PANEL: HABITAT AND SPECIES PROTECTION THROUGH ACTIVE CONSERVATION. Speakers: Max Rossberg

    • 13:00 Panel discussion13:00 - 13:30Moderated PanelSpeakers: Magdalena Makowska

    • 13:30 Lunchbreak13:30 - 15:00Online: Networking opportunity

    • 15:00 The key to meadow biodiversity15:00 - 15:40PLENARY PANEL: GUIDANCE AND ENGAGEMENT IN CONSERVATION. Speakers: Kamila Grzesiak, Krzysztof Kalemba

    • 15:40 #followapollo- LIFE Apollo 2020 citizen science on iNaturalist15:40 - 15:50PLENARY PANEL: GUIDANCE AND ENGAGEMENT IN CONSERVATION. LIFE Apollo2020 team.

    • 16:00 BREAK & GETTING READY FOR A WALK16:00 - 16:20Online: Networking opportunity

    • 16:45 Outdoor demonstration of monitoring dogs16:45 - 18:00Online: Closing of the conference day

    • 19:30 Get-together & Buffet19:30 - 22:00Only on-site

    • september 20, 2022
    • 9:00 Warm up discussion: Suitability of the populations - Scientific guidance for conservation. 9:00 - 9:45Facilitator: Tomasz Suchan // Location: workshop room

    • 9:45 BREAK9:45 - 10:30Coffee break

    • 10:30 Workshop 1 Spatial management - local stakeholders, negotiations and planning.10:30 - 13:00Facilitator: Anna Bocheńska // Location: workshop room

    • 13:00 LUNCH13:00 - 14:15Lunch break

    • 14:15 Education workshop about open areas: Methods for conservation of meadows focused on butterflies and other pollinators.14:15 - 16:15Facilitators: Kamila Grzesiak & Krzysztof Kalemba // Meeting point: Door of the auditorium

    • 16:15 BREAK16:15 - 16:45Coffee break

    • 16:45 Working group. Wise use of citizen science methods: experiences, challenges and how to address them16:45 - 17:45Moderator: Julia Hava // Location: workshop room

    • 17:45 Closure of the conference and invitation for the trips17:45 - 18:00Magdalena Makowska and LIFEApollo2020 team // Location: Auditorium

    • september 21, 2022
    • 8:30 Excursion to Jagniątków breeding facility and Barchov breeding facility8:30 - 16:008:30 meeting at Sobieszów Palace, 16:00 return to Sobieszów Palace

    • 10:30 Excursion to Jagniątków breeding facility and Barchov breeding facility10:30 - 18:0010:30 meeting at Sobieszów Palace, 18:00 return to Sobieszów Palace

    • 8:30 Excursion to Nature reserve & quarry in Czech Republic8:30 - 16:008:30 meeting at Sobieszów Palace, 17:00 return to Sobieszów Palace

Speakers for this event

  • Aidan Whitfield

    Aidan Whitfield

    Butterfly Conservation Europe

    Aidan Whitfield

    Butterfly Conservation Europe

  • Anna Bocheńska

    Anna Bocheńska

    Department of Landscape Architecture (DLA) Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

    Anna Bocheńska

    Department of Landscape Architecture (DLA) Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

  • Anna Bocheńska-Skałecka

    Anna Bocheńska-Skałecka

    Department of Landscape Architecture (DLA) Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

    Anna Bocheńska

    Department of Landscape Architecture (DLA) Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

  • David Číp

    David Číp

    Action conservational group “JARO”

    David Číp

    Action conservational group “JARO”

  • Gerard Talavera

    Gerard Talavera

    Botanical Institute of Barcelona

    Botanical Institute of Barcelona

  • Kamila Grzesiak

    Kamila Grzesiak

    Klub Przyrodników

    Kamila Grzesiak

    Klub Przyrodników

  • Krzysztof Kalemba

    Krzysztof Kalemba

    Klub Przyrodników

    Krzysztof Kalemba

    Klub Przyrodników

  • Magdalena Makowska

    Magdalena Makowska

    Klub Przyrodników

    Project Manager

    Klub Przyrodników

  • Max Rossberg

    Max Rossberg

    European Wilderness Society

    Max Rossberg

    European Wilderness Society

  • Paweł Adamski

    Paweł Adamski

    Institute of Nature Conservation at Polish Academy of Science Department of Ecosystem Conservation

    Paweł Adamski

    Institute of Nature Conservation at Polish Academy of Science Department of Ecosystem Conservation

  • Tomasz Suchan

    Tomasz Suchan

    W. Szafer Institute of Botany of the Polish Academy of Sciences

    Tomasz Suchan

    W. Szafer Institute of Botany of the Polish Academy of Sciences

  • Zdeněk Fric

    Zdeněk Fric

    Biology Centre AS CR & Czech Society for Butterfly and Moth Conservation (SOM)

    Zdeněk Fric

    Biology Centre AS CR & Czech Society for Butterfly and Moth Conservation (SOM)

Health Guidelines for this Event

Other Health Guidelines The local health regulations apply!

Time

19 (Monday) 08:00 - 21 (Wednesday) 18:00

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