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you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.


Explore. Dream. Discover.

- Mark Twain

This is one of my favourite quotes and my lifelong motto. I am a naturalist and a traveller. I have over 11 years of experience in working and volunteering in various protected areas in Poland, where I come from. I've also been travelling and offering my services to National Parks and NGOs worldwide, working as a seasonal ranger or field researcher.

When I came back from my journeys, I chose the most stunning places in Poland to create the Wild Areas Network. WAN enables passionate naturalists and adventurers from all over the world to volunteer in the wildest areas of Poland in a form of environmental camps. It works as a multimanional hub of contacts between English-speaking volunteers and Polish protected sites.

Now I invite you to become a part of this adventure. Contribute to world-class conservation research of critical importance. See and do what an ordinary tourist can't.


Live life like in a wildlife docummentary movie. For real.

Joanna Chmielewska

Founder & CEO

Wild Areas Network

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