Wild Welfare’s digital education programme creates accessible and engaging opportunities for animal care principles to be learned and understood. Learners will be upskilled in the essential components of animal care and management, which in turn can help improve welfare standards for animals.
The online learning is designed primarily for animal care staff who may not have had previous opportunities to learn about animal welfare concepts and husbandry practices. A knowledge and skills gap within animal care staff is a primary issue that, if addressed, can help improve welfare standards for animals under human care around the world.
Wild Welfare works with captive wild animal facilities such as zoos, aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries, whose staff are eager to learn how they can improve animal welfare standards in their facility, and this programme is designed to help them do that.
Each programme module has a learning document and an interactive quiz, with questions and activities to encourage knowledge retention and inspire learning. The programme is fully accessible from a computer or mobile device and is completely free to access.
To get started, we recommend reading the Programme Introduction, downloading the Glossary then selecting your first module. If you would like a certificate of engagement on completing the programme, please request one HERE.
The Wild About Welfare Digital Education Programme was developed with kind support from:
The Programme was created and developed by:
Georgina Groves and Sarah Blake of Wild Welfare and Dr Heather Bacon OBE and Dr Louise Connelly of the University of Edinburgh.
Originally launched 24th January 2021.
The Programme is endorsed by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA):
“WAZA is proud to endorse the Wild Welfare E-learning Programme. The Programme will play a valuable role in helping to improve standards of animal welfare in institutions around the world through easily accessible and engaging learning.”
You can find more animal welfare learning resources here…