Wild Welfare is incredibly grateful to all its partners and donors, without whose support we wouldn’t be able to carry out our work. From providing welfare assessments in zoos around the globe, to producing animal care and welfare educational materials; from practical on the ground training with animal care staff to raising concern on inappropriate animal welfare practices, every year we rely on your support to help us run and expand our worldwide projects.
“Thanks to your support, we are able to work with dedicated partners in some of the world’s most challenging countries and zoo situations, making a difference through positive and collaborative welfare capacity building. With your help, we have been able to facilitate practical experience, global networking and intelligence gathering, to expand the zoo community’s understanding of the captive animal welfare problem. Our aim is to achieve what we all want to see: a world where every zoo and aquarium promotes the highest standards of animal care and welfare, and with your continued support we can do just that.”
As an organisation well integrated into the zoo community and with strong networks in the welfare community, a professional approach underpins all our work. We recognise that every zoological collection is different, with a wide range of available expertise, resources and capacity. While our team can co-ordinate and project-manage various welfare programmes, it is the zoos and their dedicated staff that can provide us with the resources, time and expertise to make sure positive changes happen and knowledge and experiences are shared around the world.
Zoos and aquariums underpin the critical role that zoo professionals have in driving improvements in captive wild animal welfare. This in time will improve the general public attitude towards all zoos and their value to society. The challenge is considerable and addressing wild animal welfare is, and will remain complicated. Through bringing together a range of skills, views, networks and resources, we can make a real difference in improving the welfare for many wild animals around the world, and collectively help change minds, attitudes and practices.
“Wild Welfare is 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, UK
Wild Welfare is working at the forefront of captive animal welfare. We are providing support to zoos around the world, by partnering with the leading zoo and animal welfare communities to provide support, training and ongoing advice to zoo staff and wild animal veterinarians, helping to raise care and welfare standards that benefit thousands of wild animals living in captivity across the globe.