The “Building of bison exhibition enclosure in Miroslawiec municipality” project was prepared by Western Pomeranian Nature Society, being supported with a subsidy of the Regional Operational Programme of West Pomeranian Voivodeship in 2012. The investment was carried out in “design and build” mode. In February 2013 a construction project was finished and a building permit issued. Currently, all building units and bison plots are ready. The whole enterprise cost 1 100 000 Polish Zloty, from which sum 825 000 Polish Zloty was funded by Regional Operational Programme of West Pomeranian Voivodeship and 130 000 Polish Zloty by Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Szczecin. The aim of the project was creating a closed bison enclosure with full auxiliary equipment in Jablonowo, Miroslawiec municipality. Within the framework of the donation for POIS.05.01.00-00-399/12 „Securing the population of European bison in the north and western Poland from tourist pressure” project the enclosure will be enlarged by another 6 hectares (now it is 5,5 hectares of land purchased) and equipped with an observation tower of 9 meter height linked with the main building through a footbridge, 100 meter long and situated 3 meters above the ground. Additionally, there will be built a new educational building unit adjacent to the main building.

The built showpiece enclosure serves as headquarters of the Bison Support Unit (BSU) – one of pillars of the project: an operational unit created for the purposes of the project and overseeing correct accomplishment of individual tasks. It has employees and an equipment for the service of the West Pomeranian population in the course of the duration of the project and after finishing him. Thanks to the its localization in Jabłonowo near Wałcz workers of BSU can efficiently carry out actions of the project such as:

• organization of the labour and supplies of materials

• establishing the location and formal preparing the construction of bison feeders in the framework of the CC2 task

• organization and supervision of delivering the feed for European bison as a part of CC.2 action

• capturing and transportation animals for creating the new herd of European bison as a part of CC.3 action

• immobilization of animals and equipping them with telemetric collars as a part of CC.7 action

• “Bison emergency” – field interventions with regard to wounded and ill animals, removing dead animals from places of accidents, chasing off of European bison from valuable agricultural cultivations and dangerous places

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