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Public Webinars

Welcome to our Public Webinars!

Are you interested in learning more about the welfare of wild animals living in captive facilities? Perhaps you would like to know how we, and our partners, make care and welfare for captive wildlife top of the agenda through our global work?

Then our Public Webinars are for You

We have new topics regularly from a huge range of talented speakers within the field of animal welfare. Webinars include speaker talks, Q&A style sessions and panel discussions, covering a range of topics on global captive animal welfare issues.

Interesting and Informative Topics

With topics that will interest anyone that cares for or cares about wildlife and wild animals, our public webinars are suitable for members of the public, zookeepers, wildlife sanctuary staff and anyone caring for wild animals living in captive facilities.

Free to Attend!

Our webinars are free of charge, simply sign up then go online to watch and listen on the day.

Check out our Webinars below!

This Month’s Webinar…

Welfare for Wildlife

This webinar series showcases topical subjects and inspirational projects on captive wild animal welfare from around the world. Developed by Wild Welfare and Global Animal Welfare, each webinar in this exciting series brings you expert speakers who are dedicated to improving animal welfare.
Rachel Hevesi is the Director and co-founder of Wild Futures, the UK-based primate welfare and conservation charity that runs The Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall. In this webinar Rachel will be talking about her work to end the primate pet trade. Rachel has 37 years’ experience working with primates, she is a specialist in captive care and rehabilitation with a particular interest in woolly monkeys (Lagothrix sps) and capuchins (Sapajus and Cebus sps.) and has worked with various NGOs and government agencies in the UK and abroad, including rescue and rehabilitation projects in habitat countries, as well as writing protocols and advising on enforcement of legislation.
A major focus for Wild Futures is the exotic pet trade, specifically the campaign to end the primate pet trade. The charity works with several major animal welfare organisations on this front and is a regular advisor to DEFRA, the UK government agency responsible for animal welfare. The Monkey Sanctuary, (the only sanctuary in Europe to be accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries), is home to primates rescued from the UK primate pet trade. Wild Futures is a founder member of EARS, the European Alliance of Rescue centres and Sanctuaries and Rachel is currently a partner representative on the board of EARS and a member of the Captive Care Working Group for the PSGB.

Upcoming Webinars…

This webinar will be presented by  Heather Bacon, OBE, BSc (Hons), BVSc, CertZooMed, MRCVS. Heather is a veterinarian and the academic lead for the veterinary programme at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. She has worked internationally on veterinary education and animal welfare projects for 15 years and previously developed and taught veterinary and postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh in animal welfare, behaviour and veterinary ethics. 
Heather works with numerous charities, veterinary and political organisations to develop veterinary educational initiatives around the world, with a focus on improving welfare for captive and free-ranging wildlife, and free-roaming dogs and cats. Heather also delivers UK zookeeper training courses in animal health, behaviour and welfare. Previously, she worked as the Veterinary Director for Animals Asia. Heather has a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery from the University of Bristol and a degree in conservation medicine from the University of Liverpool.

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