The European Bison Friends Society (EBFS) was established in 2005. During the first general assembly, the members elected the president and board of the EBFS. Professor Wanda Olech- Piasecka was elected the president. Among over 180 members of the Society there are mostly functionaries of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, specialists of ecology, genetics, veterinary, breeding and other people involved in actions towards the species protection – breeding centers’ and enclosures’ directors and foresters.
The main goal of the EBFS activity is supporting actions towards the protection of Bison bonasus. It is written in the Statute that the main area of activity of EBFS is Poland, but if it’s required by realizing goals, actions can also be committed abroad. To achieve its objectives the EBFS takes educational, scientific, editorial and documentary activity. Moreover the EBFS cooperates with NGO’s and public organizations in order to ensure a proper execution of the requirements resulting from nature and environment protection law regulations. Finally the EBFS organizes the international conferences and symposia about biology and protection of B. bonasus as well as courses for private breeders.www.smz.waw.pl