A technology friendly to fauna and flora
Thanks to the care of TEZET, the operation of the Terminal has not resulted in harm to the natural value of Rokosz Natural Reserve or its buffer zone; quite the opposite – according to the opinion issued by Professor I. Wojciechowski, PhD and Professor S. Radwan, PhD from the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, the number of nests (especially of the aquatic warbler) has increased in the part of the Reserve which is adjacent to the end section of our Terminal ramp.
The Terminal is located in the direct vicinity of Rozkosz Natural Reserve, which is unique on the global scale, and within the Reserve’s buffer zone. The restrictions on the technical equipment of the Terminal and its operation are especially important in this context due to environmental protection requirements, i.e. the protection of air, soil and underground waters.
Rozkosz Natural Reserve
Rozkosz Natural Reserve was established in the 1990s. It occupies approximately 473 hectares and it is one of the largest of carbonate bogs, which are extremely rare in Poland; this bog is the largest area overgrown with dense stations of Cladium mariscus (saw-sedge) in the entire country and Europe. Apart from this endangered species of flora, the number of plants included in legal protection is 43, while 22 species are listed in the Red Book of Poland. The fauna is represented by, among others, nearly 800 species of butterflies (8 of which are on the list of 20 endangered European butterflies), the pond turtle (also listed in the Red Book) and 150 bird species, 83 of which regularly hatch in the area. Sixty-seven of these bird species are endangered in Poland, 34 are endangered in Europe and 2 are endangered on the global scale, i.e. the aquatic warbler and the corn crake.