The Committee of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology is one of five committees acting within the Second Division of Biological and Agricultural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. It was appointed in 2016, but it carries out tradition of the previous committees of the Polish Academy of Sciences, especially the Committee of Ecology, the Committee of Evolutionary and Theoretical Biology and the Committee of Nature Conservation.

 

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2021

In reference to the EU biodiversity strategy 2030, the Committee for Environmental and Evolutionary Biology PAS presents its opinion on the protection of old-growth forests [link]. This strategy assumes the protection of all natural and old-growth forests as the most valuable forest ecosystems, but its elements have been criticized by certain  institutions representing forest sciences, including the Committee for Forest Sciences and Wood Technology PAS. This official statement of CEEB is a polemic with some theses of this criticism.

 

The Committee for Environmental and Evolutionary Biology PAS appealed to the Ministry of Climate and Environment to take measures to preserve the most valuable natural forests of the Carpathian Primeval Forest [link]. The area of the Carpathian Forest is one of the most valuable, next to the Białowieża Primeval Forest, forest areas in Poland and Central Europe. In its appeal, the Committee indicates the actions that are necessary to prevent the loss of the natural values of this area.

 

The Committee for Environmental and Evolutionary Biology PAS maintained its opinion on the change of the boundaries of the Świętokrzyski National Park [link]. In the opinion of CEEB, the proposal to exclude Święty Krzyż enclave from the Park is not justified by the results of environmental research, and thus it does not meet the requirement to determine the actual state of natural values and the requirement to document the irretrievable loss of natural and cultural values.

 

 

 

The Polish Evolutionary Conference (PEC) organized by the Committee of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology PAS will not be held in 2021 due to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.