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SUPPORTERS OF WILD WELFARE

“Wild Welfare has made an impressive start in addressing the welfare problems of Zoos in the developing world. Their recent initiative in working with the Indonesian Government in the Surabaya Zoo clearly indicates their growing success.By liaison with WAZA and Zoo experienced NGOs, Wild Welfare will make a significant impact in this welfare critical arena. They deserve all our support.”

Major General Peter Davies, CBPresident Eurogroup for Animals and Past Director General of RSPCA and of WSPA

“Wild Welfare play a vital role by improving the lives of captive wild animals throughout the world. With many zoos still lacking or failing t​o enforce recognised codes of practice, thousands of wild animals continue to be kept in inadequate conditions. Wild Welfare builds relationships and works with local and international NGO’s and zoos. They provide advice, training and education, whilst working to connect zoos and local animal welfare communities to deliver solutions. WSPA International is proud to support Wild Welfare and admire the important work they are doing.”

Mike Baker, Past Director, World Society for the Protection of Animals

“To a greater or lesser degree every one of us plays a role in the conservation of wildlife and the environment. Many wild animals remain in zoos all over the world supposedly in the name of ‘conservation’ and Wild Welfare is an organisation that can really help secure the protection of these animals in captivity. Wild Welfare builds on zoo expertise and constructive partnerships to find long-term solutions where there is chronic mismanagement and lack of funding. I totally endorse their efforts in such an important cause.”

Mandy Shepherd , Wildlife & Military Artist

“Addressing the issue of poor animal welfare in substandard zoos around the world is extremely important. The conditions animals face in these zoos is completely unacceptable. Additionally, this situation reflects badly on the public perception of the entire zoo community, which is wholly undeserved. I believe that Wild Welfare, with support from the zoo community, is very well placed to address the welfare issues in those substandard zoos that are willing to accept guidance, due to its engaging, proactive approach and the skills and experience of the personnel involved.”

Mark Pilgrim, Director, Chester Zoo

“Poor animal welfare in substandard zoos is a global issue that needs to be addressed. I believe Wild Welfare is a vital initiative, significantly helping improve the welfare of captive wild animals by utilising zoo expertise and creating constructive partnerships and networks to find long-term welfare solutions for the animals in need of our help. I support Wild Welfare’s efforts in this important cause.”

Bernard Harrison, Bernard Harrison and Friends Ltd, Past Vice President WAZA

“The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Wild Welfare in support of their efforts to co-operate and communicate in a shared commitment to achieve positive animal welfare in zoos throughout the world. Wild Welfare’s network of contacts helps to bring together resources from the mainstream zoo community and others to find long-term, sustainable solutions in those zoos where standards of animal care need to be improved.”

Gerald Dick, Gerald Dick Executive Director World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

“Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation are delighted to support Wild Welfare. Animal welfare should be a priority for all zoos around the world, and cruelty and neglect is not acceptable in the 21st Century. With hundreds of zoos around the world still hosting sub-standard conditions for animals, Wild Welfare are tackling these issues in a professional and strategic manner, getting to the heart of the problem to ensure a happy long-term future for all captive wild animals.”

Cheryl Williams , CEO Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation

“The experience of partnership working with Wild Welfare was enriching to Brazilian Association of Zoos and Aquarium – SZB because it enabled us to evaluate aspects that directly affect the animal welfare at zoos. The valuable assessment, through a systematic and objective approach, reported actions that could immediately improve the zoo animals quality of life and the management practices in Brazilian zoos.”

Paloma Bosso, Past Executive Director, Brazilian Zoo Association (SZB)

“Wild Welfare is an emerging global presence in zoo animal welfare. Its talented and committed staff provide excellent support to zoos around the world. Its focus working with zoos in developing countries is on providing practical and hands-on advice to improve welfare and governance. The team’s expertise in training, working across cultures and linking effectively with in-country expertise is essential and needed more than ever in the context of our increased knowledge of animals and their needs to ensure better lives for all animals in human care.”

Susan Hunt, President, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

“All zoos and aquariums in the 21st century must aim to achieve the highest possible standards of animal welfare. Sadly more than 80% of zoos around the world are not members of regional zoo associations and do not work to professionally accepted standards. Many of them need a lot of help, especially in improving their animal husbandry and care. Wild Welfare can provide them with help drawing also on the support of the mainstream zoo community, contributing skills and expertise where needed. I very much support the efforts of Wild Welfare in taking the initiative to improve animal welfare standards in many zoos and countries that would otherwise not get such assistance.”

Lee Ehmke , Past President World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

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