Sabina Nowak

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Sabina Nowak (Polish pronunciation: [saˈ nɔvsk]; married name Pierużek-Nowak; born 6 June 1959)[1] is a Polish scientist and wolf expert. She is president of the Association for Nature Wolf (AfN Wolf)[2] and a member of the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe.[3]


In 1983, Nowak graduated from the University of Silesia in Katowice with a Master of Science degree in biology.[4] In her doctoral thesis she described the "Ecology of Wolves". She has been taking care of the wolf in Poland since the mid-1990s. From 1993 to 1998 she coordinated the campaign "For the full protection of the large predators, wolf and lynx" in Poland and a campaign for the protection of the entire Polish part of the primeval forest Białowieża as a national park (Białowieża National Park). In 1998 she was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship.[5][6] From 2001 to 2004 she was head of the Polish census of lynxes and wolves. Since 2000, she has been coordinating German-Polish cooperation on wolves with the German wolf experts Ilka Reinhardt and Gesa Kluth. From 2009 to 2016 she was a member of the Polish State Council for Nature Conservation, where she chaired the Animals Commission from 2014 to 2016.[7]

2015 Sabina Nowak and Henryk Okarma were speakers at a conference in the Senate "The Future of the Wolf in Poland" concerning the fast growing wolf population in Poland..[8][9]


  • National Strategy for Wolf Protection and Management. 1998
  • Instructions for Livestock Owners - Methods for Livestock Protection against Wolf Attacks. 1999
  • On the trail of the wolves. 2000
  • Current report - Wolf and lynx censuses in Polish forests and national parks. 2001
  • Sabina Nowak, Robert W. Mysłajek: Wolf Protection in Poland. The Wolf Conservation Association, Godziszka, 2002, ISBN 83-911331-7-6
  • Sabina Nowak, Robert W. Mysłajek: Livestock Guarding Dogs in the Western Part of the Polish Carpathians
  • Sabina Nowak, Robert W. Mysłajek, Bogumiła Jędrzejewska: Patterns of wolf Canis lupus predation on wild and domestic ungulates in the Western Carpathian Mountains (S Poland)
  • Wlodzimierz Jedrzejewski, Sabina Nowak, Robert W. Mysłajek: Animals and roads. Methods of mitigating the negative impact of roads on wildlife
  • Maciej Szewczyk, Sabina Nowak et al.: Dynamic range expansion leads to establishment of a new, genetically distinct wolf population in Central Europe
  • Sabina Nowak, Robert Mysłajek: Wolves in Western Poland Distribution and Ecology of the Animal Species Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, 2017.

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