There are three large carnivores in Poland - the wolf (Canis lupus), the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) and the brown bear (Ursus arctos). All are strictly protected in the whole country, the brown bear since 1952, the lynx since 1995, and the wolf since 1998.
Our Association conduct activities for large carnivores and their habitats conservation. We have been involved in the campaign for the wolf and lynx protection, which resulted their current conservation status in Poland. Then, we have initiated the damage compensation system for livestock ovners and adequate regulations.
We work to enlarge the network of people involved in activities for large carnivores conservation in Poland and abroad. Our practice includes research, conservation, education, and conflict resolution efforts, beginning with long-term studies to understand and monitor the factors affecting survival of these species. Results of these studies are used to develop conservation policies and programmes, to to sustain their populations, but also to raise awareness, communicate, train, and educate individuals about carnivore populations. We focuse particularly on wolves and lynxes, which long-term conservation require multilevel activities. Our projects have the national and the regional range.