Up to a 500 PLN fine is now possible for entering the Kabaty Forest with a dog – inform the City Forests Guards. The institution agreed with the city guards who promise to increase the number of patrols and give tickets to people who will not comply with the rules.
The ban on walking the dog in the Forest has been in place for a long time, but it seems that few people are aware of this. Although signs informing walkers about the ban appeared at the entrance to the forest already in 2017. The inhabitants of local area reported this problem to Forests Guards who decided to take decisive steps.
Officials turned to the City Guard for help. – The number of reports coming from us and private citizens has become so large that the Municipal Guard, which manages the area of Wilanów, Ursynów and Mokotów, have decided to cover the forest with more frequent patrols and to fine people who do not comply with the regulations – said Andżelika Gackowska from the City Forest Guards.
Why can’t you walk the dog in the forest?
The entire forest ecosystem is protected. One of its elements are wild animals Dogs are not only report to frighten and disturb animals, but also cause losses in the breeding grounds of birds building nests on the ground or low on trees and bushes (dogs eat eggs and chicks), and also pollute the reserve with excrement .
As the foresters emphasize, it should be remembered that the forest is very frequently visited by Warsaw residents. If we add dogs to this, then in the perspective of many years there could be a significant reduction in the biodiversity of the forest and a loss of some of its natural values.
It is worth remembering that there are a number of bans in nature reserves. You can’t include navigate off designated routes, collect plants and frighten animals .