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Scientific Activity



The first engagement of the Association of the Delta in the scientific researches took place in 2003, a year before the opening of the “Jurassic Park” (now JuraPark Baltow). It was involved in the extraction and freezing enigmatic Early Jurassic plants in a quarry in Smilowo near szydlowiec – herbaceous plants buried by the dune in the intravital position 180 million years ago.

2004 – 2007

Next activities carried out in this area were related to the protection and security of positions and paleontological finds in the area of the Baltow and the association in 2004-2007 of fieldwork research’s facilities for researchers, mainly from the Polish Geological Institute and the University of Warsaw. Among the contemporary achievements the attention should be paid to the help in the development, security and availability of the audience finds of traces of dinosaurs in the Jewish Yard and the Devil’s Foot.



Since 2008 JuraPark undertook its own research on the paleoichnology of the vertebrates at the same time expanding their activities outside the Switokrzyskie area and beyond the European continent. The subject of the study were the dinosaurs’ footprints from the area after the late jurassic of Swietokrzyskie area and a new finds of dinosaurs’ traces of the Late Triassic in the region of Moab (USA). These works have been published in the pages of scientific journals in 2009.


In turn, in 2009 JuraPark undertook a comprehensive research and a rescue operation on a large scale of unique finds of the Early Jurassic dinosaur footprints from Szydlowek. Dozens of multi-ton specimens was fully transported and secured to the JuraPark in Baltow. In the same year were also carried out pioneering researches by JuraPark of Middle Jurassic dinosaurs’ positions in the region of Imilchil in Morocco, and there was made the first discovery of the trace of the representative of the Therizinosaurus in North America, in the Late Cretaceous sediments of the Muddy Creek Canyon (USA).

2010 – 2011

In 2010-2011 JuraPark took further research’s issues on the North American continent concerning another researches of already known types of traces such as Kayentapus and Sauroxallopus, as well as the development of new dinosaur finds in the state of Utah, under the powers of the American office for the management of federal lands (Bureau of Land Management ). These works relate to the unique discovery of extremely rich and well-preserved group of traces of Early Cretaceous’s dinosaurs in the Mill Canyon and Late Jurassic finds on its own position on the Morrison Formation which is the ground of Moab Giants belonging with JuraPark to the Paleosafari group. Additional areas of scientific studies are also in this period single finds from the area of ​​Mongolia and Greece. In contrast, from 2011 JuraPark is actively involved in researches in the area of ​​the Republic of China, in the provinces of Hebei, Sichuan, Shandong, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous District and in the region of Beijing. The result of this lengthy activity are seventeen published scientific works affiliated by JuraPark and also the cooperation with scientific teams from sixteen research centres in the world: the University of Colorado (USA), Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates (China), China University of Geosciences (China) Saurierwelt Palaontologisches Museum (Germany), Zigong Dinosaur Museum (China), Peace Region Palaeontological Reseach Center (Canada), Museum of Western Colorado (USA), Chinju Natinal University of Education (South Korea), National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (South Korea ), Utah Geological Survey (U.S.), Linyi, Shandong University (China), Upsala University (Sweden), Dexia State College (USA), Gansu Geological Museum (China), University of Alberta (Canada) and New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (USA).

By 2013, Paleosafari JuraPark is perceived in Poland as a team of theme parks, in the international arena it has gained its place as a new research institution, which ambitions are also relevant to the protection of paleontological monuments in the global scope. In 2012, the leaders of the group of Pleosafari, Piotr Lichota, professor Martin Lockley and Dr Gerard Gierlinski, outlined the scope and nature of the aspirations of Paleosafari JuraPark within the international protection of the geological heritage of mankind under the patronage of UNESCO.