After spending the winter in sunny Africa, storks arriving at their traditional breeding grounds in Poland this spring are literally ruffling their feathers to keep out the bitter cold. Instead of spring showers and April flowers, they are finding sub-zero temperatures and snow. Without the help of local people, they may not make it.
AFP (Aug. 28, 2013) The village of Zywkowo in Poland is home to 20 people -- and 120 storks. The migrating birds arrive en masse during the summer, making the little northern hamlet Poland's Stork ... watch video
AFP (June 11, 2013) Thanks to a climate that snails love, Poland is aiming to become a major exporter of the gastropods, which are enjoyed as a delicacy in France, Spain and Italy. Although large-scale snail breeders ... watch video
AFP (Oct. 13, 2012) At 215 million years old, turtle fossils unearthed in southern Poland are the world's most ancient and complete known remains of their kind, and could provide priceless clues to the mysterious ... watch video
Reuters (May 9, 2013) A new DNA-based research tool developed in Poland, could help forensic specialists identify dead bodies which have either decomposed or been mutilated beyond recognition. The HIrisPlex (pron: ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 8, 2012) As Europe's cold snap continues, some are sparing a thought not just for people affected by the freeze, but for animals too. Images of a center for abandoned animals in Celestynow, ... watch video
AFP (Jan. 29, 2012) Eradicated from much of Europe 150 years ago, lynx populations remain dotted across isolated forested regions. An estimated 200 of the solitary big cats live in Poland, where a group of veterinarians ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Oct. 22, 2012) Biaowieza is Europe's last primeval forest. Located in eastern Poland, this national park is home to many endangered species - like the European bison.
The Biaowieza Forest has been in existence for ... watch video
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Feb. 27, 2013 A new project to find out why storks are changing their migratory patterns has been launched. In folklore, storks’ strong white wings would carry babies to parents around the world. But since the ... read more
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