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Wolves: hunted and persecuted

Since time immemorial, wolves have suffered from merciless persecution by humans. Through the use of traps, poisons and firearms, the gray predator was finally wiped out in Germany in the mid-19th century. Having disappeared in many areas, large predators such as the wolf are now reclaiming their former habitat in Europe, provided it still offers sufficient natural living conditions. Today there are about 2000-2500 wolves living in Poland.

In the last century, the main threats to wolves were habitat loss due to population growth, industrialization, and illegal killing by traps, firearms, and poison. Some of these threats still exist today. In addition, road traffic affects wolf populations. A sustainable return is also dependent on acceptance within the population.

Stiftungsmanager SAVE Polen, Dr Gula

„Wolves have been exposed to hunting since time immemorial. Now they are reclaiming their ancestral habitats. Let’s help you do it!”

Dr. Gula, Foundation Manager SAVE Poland –

Population Poland 2.000-2.500

Threat from:
Habitat fragmentation, population growth, industrialization, and the illegal killings by traps, firearms, and poisons.

Our approach to the protection of the wolf

Environmental education and scientific measures To counteract the endangerment of wolves, we pursue two approaches:

Wolf protection
through research

With the help of in-depth and application-oriented research, we are committed to the protection of wolves. We are in regular contact with other researchers.

Environmental education,
workshops, conferences

Through regular E4C workshops on wolf ecology, we aim to raise awareness of the need to protect this valuable species.


For 11 years wolf monitoring has been continued in the Świętokrzyskie region. The area covers about 4500 km2 and is located on the border between Świętokrzyskie and Mazovia voivodeships. It is an area located in the foothills of the Świętokrzyskie Mountains, with a maximum altitude of 450 m above sea level, an average annual temperature of about 7o C and a precipitation of 630 mm. The average population is 127 persons/km2 and the average urbanization rate reaches 41%. About 27% of the region is forested. The monitoring included 12 forest complexes, which were monitored during the previous period.


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Wolf protection with SAVE

The SAVE Fund in Poland assists in monitoring progress toward repopulating the region, countering poaching, protecting wolf habitat, and educating local communities to allow wolves and people to coexist in the region without conflict.

We are aware of the low acceptance of these predators and the myths and misconceptions that exist in society about them. Therefore, we conduct lectures and other forms of educational activities to help local communities adapt to the increasing number of wolves in their environment. We believe that through these activities, these animals will have a better chance of survival in the long run.


Wolf protection in Poland:
Our successes since the start of the program in 2011


Wolves have been fitted with GPS collars.


Wolf families (about 75 wolves) are constantly monitored

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Monitored Area in Poland

And this could be your contribution

The return of wolves to Poland is a great success for the protection of the environment and nature. However, we must also ensure that the population the wolves. We educate, investigate the return of the wolves and help with facts to the acceptance.

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