Designation:

Złoty Podkowiec 2017

Rev. Jan Pipka

Rev. Jan Pipka is a parish in the Greek-catholic chuirch in Krynica Zdrój. The roof of the church is inhabited by the colonies of the lesser horseshoe and greater mouse-eared bats, that are amongst the most important in the region.

Earlier, serving as a parish in St Dymitri church in Śnietnica, also helped to sustain the lesser horseshoe bat roost.

Rev. Pipka actively promotes conservation of the bats, that we call his parishioners, also in media, reaching out not only the local parish but also general community.