The Wild Animal Welfare Committee is delighted to announce that its third conference will take place online on Monday 19 April 2021.

An international panel of speakers will set out to answer three key questions:

Wild Animal Welfare: Does it matter? Can it be assessed? How can it be optimised?

The event will include sessions on:

  • Safeguarding wild animal welfare using the Five Domains approach
  • The contextual nature of how we value wild animals
  • Evaluation of wild animal welfare
  • Interactions between animal welfare, species conservation and management, and human issues

Confirmed speakers setting out to answer our three questions include:

Ngaio Beausoleil, Massey University, New Zealand; Mark Jones, Born Free Foundation; Sarah Dolman, Whale and Dolphin Conservation/WAWC member; Mike Radford, University of Aberdeen; Heather Bacon, Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (JMICAWE); Alick Simmons, former UK Deputy CVO /WAWC member; Becca Franks, New York University; Cathy Dwyer, SRUC/JMICAWE; Sandra Baker, WildCru, University of Oxford/WAWC member; Justine Shotton, Marwell Zoo and BVA; Jessica Findlay, NatureScot; Chris Draper, Performing Animal Welfare Society /WAWC member; Steven McCulloch, Winchester University; Alastair MacGugan, NatureScot.

The WAWC is very grateful to the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) for kindly hosting the conference on the GoToWebinar platform. This facility will allow the attendance of hundreds of delegates from around the world.

More information can be found here