The conference language shall be the Polish language with English interpretation. The presentations may be demonstrated in Polish and English. The organizers will not guarantee the presence of interpreters of other languages.


During the conference, papers and posters will be presented. The list of papers is closed. During the conference it is possible to present the posters on ecology and protection of Galliformes. The A-0 poster format, the organizers guarantee space for their exhibition.

Abstracts. The organizer intends to publish the abstracts of the papers and posters, presented on the conference, on the website of this conference, as well as in the form of an abstract book (in English and Polish language versions). The abstract should include titles of papers, names of the authors, names and addresses of institutions, and in case of a correspondent author also an e-mail address, as well as the main text not exceeding 400 words (font Times New Roman 12 with line spacing 1.5). You are asked for sending the abstracts to the e-mail address: not later than until 15th August 2017.

Post-conference monograph. The organizer intends to issue by the 30th May 2018 deadline a bilingual (Polish and English) post-conference monograph of 1000 copies (B5 format, printing full-colour). Each of the authors of the presented papers and posters as well as all conferees will receive a free copy of the publisher.

The authors of the papers and posters are asked for sending the manuscripts of works until 31st January 2018 to the e-mail address: 

Manuscript format: The paper manuscript in Polish and/or English language version should be sent as a Word (.doc) file. Please attach the file of the whole paper in pdf format to the Word format file. The volume of manuscript should not exceed 20 pages of A4 format along with tables, figures, photos and bibliography (font Times New Roman 12 with line spacing 1.5). Pages and verses should be numbered. With the exception of the Latin names, other type of formatting is not admissible.

Title page: Should include the title in Polish and/or English language version, names of the authors, names and addresses of institutions (in case of a correspondent author also the phone number and e-mail address).

Abstract: An 300-word-long abstract should reflect the work structure and include the purpose and methodology of the study, the most important results and conclusions. Tables, figures and photos should not be cited in the abstract.

Key words: up to 5-7 words, the key words should not be the repetition of the paper’s title

Leading text: The paper structure should correspond to general principles of scientific paper preparation.

Literature: References to the literature in the text of the paper should include the name of the author and the issue year in parentheses. When citing several papers at the same, it is necessary to maintain the chronological order. In the attached list “Cited literature” all cited references should be placed in alphabetical order, acc. to names, listing all authors. Each reference should include: the surname of the author and first letter of his/her first name, issue year, title of the paper, name of the journal, volume (issue no.) and the range of pages; in case of a book publisher – the publishing house and place of issue. The paper titles should be presented in full length.

Tables and figures: should be placed at the end of the manuscript. Moreover, the figures should be sent as separate editable files (.xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .cdr), with numbering corresponding to the order presented in the text.

Photos: should be sent as separate files .jpg or .tiff in high resolution (300 dpi).

All printed works in the post-conference monograph are subject to a review, the author’s correction will be sent to the address of the correspondent author.

5th September 2017 (Tuesday)

16:30 – 18:00
Welcome party

1-st day, 6th September 2017 (Wednsday)

08:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:30
Openieng ceremony
10:30 – 11:30
Opening session
Dorota Zawadzka
10:30 - 10:45
to be agreed
10:45 - 11:00
Jolanta Błasiak - "Nature protection in the Polish State Forest"
11:00 - 11:30
Siegfried Klaus - "Ecology and protection of capercaillie in Europe"
Coffee break
12:00 – 14:00
Session I - The status and protection of capercaillie in Poland
Dorota Zawadzka
12:00 - 14:00
Janusz Kobielski, Ryszard Anglart, Dorota Merta - "Active protection of the lowland populations of caprecaillie Tetrao urogallus in the Bory Dolnośląskie Forest - summing up the implementation of the project LIFE11 NAT/PL/428"
12:30 - 13:00
Dorota Ławreszuk, Tomasz Gałęzia, Tadeusz Wilczyński, Grzegorz Myszczyński - "Active protection of the lowland populations of caprecaillie Tetrao urogallus in the Augustowska Primeval Forest - summing up the implementation of the project LIFE11 NAT/PL/428"
13:00 - 13:15
Przemysław Stachyra, Paweł Szewczyk, Andrzej Wediuk, Małgorzata Piotrowska - "Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus in the Lublin region - historical and current state"
13:15 - 13:40
Zbigniew Żurek, Paweł Armatys - "Capercaillie in the Polish western Carpathians - occurence, threats and the methods of protection"
13:40 - 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
Lunch break
15:00 – 18:00
Session II: Factors affecting the population dynamics of capercaillie
Jolanta Błasiak
15:00 - 15:20
Bogdan Brzeziecki, Dorota Zawadzka, Stanisław Drozdowski - "Improving the suitability of capercaillie habitat in managed forests"
15:20 - 15:40
Risto Tornberg, Seppo Rytkönen, Pekka Helle, Jere Tolvanen - "Dynamic coexistence of goshowks and grouse in boreal forests"
15:40 - 16:00
Rafał Kowalczyk - "Impact of predatory mammals upon the populations of forest grouse"
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 - 16:50
Robert Rutkowski - "Conservation genetics of the capercaillie Tetrao urogallus in Poland"
16:50 - 17:10
Rudi Suchant - "Outdoor recreation in capercaillie habitat - effects and solutions"
17:10 - 17:30
Tadeusz Mizera -"Capercaillie of the eyes of artists"
17:30 - 18:00
19:30 - 24:00
Banquet dinner

2-nd day, 7th September 2017 (Thursday)

09:00 – 11:00
Session III: Methods of breeding and reintroduction of capercaillie
Siegfried Klaus
09:00 - 09:20
Ralf Siano, Siegfried Klaus - "Release projects with capercaillieTetrao urogallus in Germany - a review"
09:20 - 09:40
Zenon Rzońca, Ewa Łukaszewicz, Artur Kowalczyk - "Experience in capercaillie breeding in the Wisła Forest District"
09:40 - 10:00
Andrzej Krzywiński, Bogdan Kasperczyk, Armin Kobus, Krystyna Krzywińska - "Born to be free' method and its use to reintroduce capercaillie with particular amphasis on the results achieved in the Piska Primeval Forest"
10:00 - 10:20
Alexey Scopin, Vyacheslav Soloviev, Alexander Savlejev - "Live-catching, keeping and welfare of capercaillies in captivity - Russian experience"
10:20 - 10:40
Michael Schneider - "Sweden and its support for conservation projects on capercaillie and black grouse"
10:40 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 18:00
Session IV: Status and protection of the capercaillie population across Europe
Ryszard Anglart
11:00 - 11:20
Petras Kurlavicius, Rytis Zizas - "Current status of the population of capercaillie Tetrao urogallus in Lithuania"
11:20 - 11:40
Vladimir Piminov, Alexey Sergeyev, Ekaterina Luginina - "Contemporary resources, use and protection of capercaillieTetrao urogallus in Russia"
11:40 - 12:00
Tatiana Pawluszczyk - "Current status and population dynamics of capercaillie in Belarus"
12:00 - 12:30
Coffe break
12:30 - 12:50
Martin Mikolas, Peter Klinga, Marek Svitok, MArtin Tejkal, Tobias Kuemmerle, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, Pavel Janda, Radek Bače, Marius Theodosiu, Robert Morrissey, Miroslav Svoboda, Kurt Bollmann - "Old-growth forest loss and decreasing habitat connectivity result in rapid capercaillie population declines in the Carpathans"
12:50 - 13:10
Václav Tomášek, Tomáš Lorenc, Tomáš Myslikovjan - "Population trend and management of capercaillie in Czech Republic"
13:10 - 13:30
Luise Stephani, Christoph Gehrecke - "Capercaillie protection project in Thuringia, Germany - latest developments"
13:30 - 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
Lunch break
15:00 - 15:20
Lars Thielemann, Alexander Zimmermann - "Reintroduction of capercaillie in southern Brandenburg, Germany"
15:20 - 15:40
Felipe González Sánchez - "Urgent action for the conservation of the ccntabrian capercaillie T. urogallus cantabricus and its habitat"
15:40 - 16:00
Emmanuel Ménoni, Marc Montadert - "Forty  years of monitoring and conservation of capercaillie in France"
16:00 - 16:20
Kenny Kortland - "Action for capercaillie in Scotland: 1995 to 2017"
16:20 - 16:50
Coffee break
16:50 – 18:15
Perspectives for the protection of capercaillie
16:50 - 17:15
Tomasz Gałęzia, Dorota Ławreszuk - "After-Life plan for the Augustowska Primeval Forest"
17:15 - 17:40
Janusz Kobielski - "After-Life plan for the Bory Dolnośląskie Forest"
17:40 - 18:00
Discussion - Perspectives for the protection of capercaillie in Poland and in Europe
18:00 - 18:15
Closing ceremony
Social evening, optional presentations of films/videos made by participants

3-rd day, 8th September 2017 (FRIDAY)

Active protection of capercaillie in the Ruszów Forest District, Bory Dolnośląskie Forest - field trip
Field trip:
08:00 - 13:00
group I - grill lunch 11:00-11:45
08:15 - 13:15
group II - grill lunch 11:45-12:30
09:30 - 14:30
group III - grill lunch 12:30-13:15
09:45 - 14:45
group IV - grill lunch 13:15-14:00