“League of Nature Conservation”
( Liga Ochrony Przyrody) and it’s main goals:
Creating human sensitivity for wealth and beauty of the nature.
Achieving ecological protection for modern and future generations
Protecting the environment especially by:
- holding ecological processes and stability of eco-systems
- keeping biological variety
- keeping geological and paleontological heritage
- protecting “green places” in cities and on countrysides, mostly protecting trees and bushes
- protecting landscapes and other elements of the environment
Creating the public’s opinion in a spirit of nature conservation.
League of Nature Conservation
37/2 Tamka Street
secretariat: +48022 828 81 71
accountancy: +48022 828 65 82
fax: +48022 828 65 80
37/2 Tamka Street
telephone: +48022 828 65 81
Created in 1957 “A guard of nature conservation”, was formed in order to protect nature and create a natural environment. From 2001 it has a new legal character, because it was changed into an association – “A guard of nature conservation” and acts on the basis of rules of legislation from the
7th April 1989.
Main goals of the Association:
- Creating a good relationship between man and nature.
- Waking people’s preciousness and wide spreading the point of nature conservation.
- Making endeavours to achieve the beauty of original landscapes
- To prevent damage to nature, especially those elements of nature which are protected or deserve protection, including antique “green lands” (parks, gardens, cemeteries)
- co-operation with pro-ecological organisations
Association realises it’s goals through:
- conducting info-propaganda actions through organising journeys or educational classes with children and youngsters and rewarding them for extra achievements in the field of nature conservation.
- undertaking certain tasks to minimize the destruction of natural environments.
- popularising a humanitarian attitude towards nature among tourists.
- Co-operation with administrative organs and other organisations from the field of nature conservation.
The Association’s address:
3 / 15 Kamionka Street
( Główny inspektorat Ochrony Środowiska)
The main inspectorate of nature conservation is an organ of governmental administration. The main inspector of nature conservation does of inspection tasks. The basic task of Inspectorate of Nature Conservation is to control law obedience in the field of nature conservation, monitoring the state of the environment, preventing the occurrence of unusual situations threatening the environment.
They are all accomplished through:
- Control of legal rules which are issued from the field of nature conservation.
- Participating in decision making procedures regarding the localization of investments.
- Controlling the exploitation of mechanisms responsible for protection of the environment against pollution.
The main Inspectorate of Nature Conservation introduces every year to the Head of the Country a report about it’s activities from the past year.
52/54 Wawelska Street
The Institute of Nature Conservation (INC) in Kraków, Poland, is an interdisciplinary institution within the Division of Biological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Main research fields are conservation biology and geological and geomorphologic conservation, with special focus on creation of scientific foundations for nature and environment conservation. In the period 2002-2005, two major research themes have been carried out: “Perspectives for conservation of nature heritage within a sustainable development” and "Conservation of biodiversity and geo-diversity in Poland”. Particular activities within these major themes are conducted on species, population, and ecosystem levels. Teams of geologists and geographers conducts original research on the protection of geological structures and geo-systems in southern Poland, with part of this research incorporated into international cooperation, e.g. IUGS/GEOSITES. The Institute also plays a leading role in elaborating the NATURA 2000 program for Poland under the accession process to EU and participates in the international regional program "Carpathian Biodiversity". Additionally, INC supports the Polish authorities when creating laws on nature and environment conservation, forestry practices, and wildlife and fish management. The INC publishes specialised scientific journals and a popularised scientific journal, and scientific books and monographs.
Institute of Nature Conservation
A. Mickiewicza 33
31-120 Cracow, al.
Director of institute: prof. dr hab.
assistant: prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Głowaciński
Telephone number: (012) 632 05 49, 634 48 65
secretariat: (012) 632 22 21
fax: (012) 632 24 32
75 Podwale Street
telefon: (071) 343 47 49 (319)
7 Antałówka Street
Telephone: (018) 201 26 51
The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management ( Narodowy Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska I Gospodarki Wodnej)
The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management was established on the basis of an amended Act concerning the shaping and protection of nature created on April 27 1989. It began operating on July 1st that same year.
The National Fund’s objectives are defined by the following acts:
The Protection and Shaping of the Environment Act
The Water Act
The Geological and Mining Act
The main objective of the National Fund is funding projects which serve the protection of the environment, especially in those regions where changes are necessary to come up to The European Union’s standards.
These projects have been described in the "National Environmental Policy" adopted by the Polish Parliament in 1991 and specified in the "Implementation Programme for the National Environmental Policy by the year 2000". Their implementation is supervised by the Minister of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry.
The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management
3a Konstruktorska Street
(022) 459 -00-00
(022) 459 -00 01
Fax: (022) 459 01 01