Wild Welfare recognises that captive wild animal facilities, such as zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries and rescue centres, can play an integral role in all our lives, with the power to shape the way we feel and care for animals, while influencing change in attitudes and action towards the protection of our planet’s biodiversity. However not all facilities are equal, and Wild Welfare’s Partner for Animals programme aims to partner experienced staff from some of the world’s leading captive wild animal facilities, with facilities around the world that are looking for support to help them improve their animal care and welfare practices or to meet national or regional accreditation or certification standards.
The programme establishes a positive partnership between Wild Welfare and the facilities, where together all parties plan and then carry out the necessary actions to raise animal welfare standards. Partnering facilities will strengthen the skills, competencies and abilities of people and communities, creating unique and practical relationships that transverse cultural and language barriers, supporting active partnerships that encourage immediate and long-term welfare improvements.
Each partnership is bespoke and tailored to the needs of each facility and the expertise they can bring to the partnership. Wild Welfare position key staff within the partnership and together they can carry out species-specific animal welfare improvements, in areas such as veterinary, environment, enrichment and nutrition. They provide animal behaviour and welfare training and help the partners grow their own knowledge and abilities, so a deeper understanding of key animal care and welfare practices develops and staff feel empowered to ensure their animals receive good welfare and live enriched lives.
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