The Carpathian Wildlife Society (CWS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of West-Carpathian large carnivores in accordance with the needs of people, and the latest findings of research. We promote the research of big mammals in their natural environment, an area which has been neglected until recently. An integral part of our work is to increase public awareness of the conflicts between these large carnivores and humans. We operate within Slovakia. Most of our activities are carried out through national and international projects as well as volunteer work.