prof. Wanda Olech-Piasecka


An academic teacher and researcher, a professor at the Department of Genetics and Animal Protection at the Institute of Animal Sciences of Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW). The president of the board of the Bison Enthusiasts Association. For over three decades, she has specialized in the field of conservation and development of the European bison population in Poland and Europe. The research programs led by her and the field actions implemented have significantly contributed to a fourfold increase in the population of this nearly extinct species. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Loreta Award (2016) and the Professor Tadeusz Vetulani Medal (2023). She was also awarded the Gold Cross of Merit (2015).

Pszczyna is people and bisons. It’s in Pszczyna that I had the opportunity to meet such wonderful people, full of passion, open and friendly. And at the same time, without Pszczyna, we wouldn’t have bisons. Thanks to the breeding efforts in Pszczyna, we now boast the greatest success in nature conservation.