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Slovak Wildlife Society (SWS)
P.O. Box 72,
033 01 Liptovský Hrádok
Tel.: +421-907-446714

Pepper spray

According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, bear spray is the best method for fending off threatening and attacking bears and for preventing injury. Pepper spray specially intended for use with bears creates a protective cloud between the user and the bear. The active ingrediant is Capsicum, a derivative of red pepper oil, which causes temporary inflamation of eye, nose and lung membranes. Independent scientific research has confirmed the effectiveness of such spray: of 72 cases in which people used bear spray in self-defence, the spray stopped the bear in 92% of cases and 98% of people carrying spray escaped injury. More ...


"Staying Safe in Bear Country"

Available in DVD and VHS, this highly acclaimed film was originally presented by The Safety in Bear Country Society in cooperation with The International Association for Bear Research and Management. It represents the consensus opinion of leading experts on bear behaviour and its relevance to human safety. The film provides information to help reduce human injuries and property damage from brown and black bears. Although the film was made in North America, most of the advice it contains also applies to Slovakia and other places with bears, which is why we have produced this official Slovak version. More ...


"In the Tracks of Bears"

An attractive activity book with a wealth of information and interesting facts on the life of bears in Slovakia and the rest of the world; where they live, their diet, signs of them in the wild, their evolution and the relationships of various human cultures to these animals. What is myth and what is reality? What is recommended during an encounter with a bear? How to track animals in the forest is explained. There are stories, crosswords, puzzles, attractive drawings and photographs as well as a game and other activities to stimulate creativity, empathy and problem solving. Chapters can be copied easily and the exercises completed on work sheets so the book can be reused. Answers are included. Ideal for children and youth from 8 to 16 years old. 26 pages. More ...