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RAISING WELFARE STANDARDS FOR CAPTIVE WILD ANIMALS IN JAPAN

05
Jul

Raising welfare standards for captive wild animals in Japan

Wild Welfare is delighted to be providing two workshops in Japan this July, one at Osaka (Tennoji Zoo) and one at Tokyo (Ueno Zoo).

The workshops are being held for JAZA (Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums) members that want to develop their skills, expertise and actions in animal welfare-based assessment management. Wild Welfare is providing complimentary support and training in the development of these skills and providing resources for JAZA and its members to help them effectively monitor, evaluate and improve standards.

The workshops aim to encourage the implementation and monitoring of good standards of husbandry and management in order to safeguard the welfare of captive wild animals under human care. The partnership between Wild Welfare and JAZA will build on a strong existing collaboration and strengthen links between key stakeholders. It will help develop a welfare-based checklist that JAZA members are encouraged to follow.

This partnership will also deliver on a program to build capacity in the areas of ‘Community and Animal Welfare’, emphasising the importance of regional zoo community development to safeguard human, animal, and environmental health and welfare.

The Wild Welfare team is really looking forward to the trip and to updating supporters about events once home!

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