The wolf has been protected throughout Poland since 1998. Now, according to national census and monitoring of wolf recovery in Western Poland, there are about 900-1000 wolves in whole Poland.
The Polish wolf population makes up the western-most range of a large, continuous Eastern European wolf population, which has retained a high level of genetic diversity.
Studies conducted in Poland reported that wolves require large areas to function. In the Bialowieża Forest wolf pack territories can cover 200-300 km2, and in the Carpathians 100-150 km2.