The conference is designed for people dealing with capercaillie protection as well as for social and occupational groups which are able to affect the conditions of existence of this species. We invite wildlife protection services, foresters, hunters, scientists, non-governmental ecological organizations and all those which are not indifferent to the future of this Galliformes to participate.

The purpose of this conference is to summarize current effects of the LIFE 11NAT/PL/428 project implementation as well as to exchange experience between teams dealing with similar programs in Poland and Europe. The assessment of effectiveness of the applied methods and solutions as well as the discussion on crucial problems arising during their implementation will be particularly essential. The obtained results will be presented in a broad context of the condition and protection of capercaillie population in Poland and other European countries, taking into account the latest research results. During the final part of the paper session, prospects of capercaillie protection in Poland will be discussed. The third day of the conference will be organized in the form of a field trip, allowing to get familiar with the practical aspects of capercaillie protection in the area of the Lower Silesian Wildernes

Regulations and practical information

The paper part of the conference involves the following thematic sessions:

  • Condition and protection of capercaillies in Poland
  • Factors affecting the dynamics of capercaillie population
  • Breeding and repopulation of capercaillies
  • Condition and protection of capercaillies in Europe
  • Prospects of capercaillie protection


Moreover, the conference will include:

  • Poster session – Galliformes protection
  • Presentations of video materials prepared by the participants
  • The field session – practical aspects of Galliformes protection in the Lower Silesian Wilderness

Conference location

Kliczków Castle is the historical conference and holiday resort. It is located in Lower Silesian Wilderness close to Bolesławiec at the intersection of A4 and A18 highways. The area with excellent transport connections, hidden in forest wilderness at the same time, is a perfect place for active, healthy quality family time. The Castle also comprise seven different meeting rooms and well-equipped SPA & Wellness center with a pool.

There is a place in the Lower Silesia which lures with mystery of the medieval history, entices with Neo-Renaissance beauty of architecture and encourages with perfect sense of the needs of a modern client. Far from the hustle and bustle, incorporated into the landscape of Lower Silesian Wilderness by the swift river Kwisa, there has been a majestic Kliczków Castle for centuries. The largest mansion-hotel facility of this type in Poland, restored to its former glory by Integer company, combines the respect for history with rich hotel and conference offer. The kitchen based on local recipes, place shrouded in fascinating legends; abundance of greenery and the surrounding of wildlife. The most innovative meeting rooms, rich offer of SPA, outdoor games, local feasts and knightly shows. That is the soul of Kliczków Castle which invites with your family and friends!



Kliczków Castle, Kliczków 8, 59-724 Osiecznica