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Undersecretary of State
Chief Nature Conservator
Andrzej Szweda-Lewandowski

 Graduated from the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences at the University of Łódź, where he was majoring in environmental biology, and from the Faculty of Forestry at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. He has also completed postgraduate studies, also at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, in the assessment and valuation of environmental resources at the Post-Graduate Inter-Academic Study of Assessment and Valuation of Environmental Resources, and in Environmental Compensation at the Department of Landscape Development and Protection.

Worked in the Bureau of Forest Management, where he dealt with the development of soil-habitat surveys for forest districts. Author of several nature conservation plans for forest districts of the Regional Directorate of State Forests (RDSF) in Łódź. Andrzej Szweda-Lewandowski was the Head of the Department of Environmental Protection for the District of Mokotów, where he was responsible for the maintenance of green areas and issuing decisions concerning environmental protection.

In 2006-2007, he served as the Chief Nature Conservator as an Under Secretary of State. Andrzej Szweda-Lewandowski was involved in the development of the network of Natura 2000 sites in Poland. He also worked in the Regional Directorate of State Forests in Łódź, where he dealt with all issues concerning forest protection. He is a co-author of reports and analyses relating to water investments.

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