Who we are
Wild Welfare is a global organisation committed to improving animal welfare for captive wild animals. Our vision is to end the suffering of captive wild animals around the world and ensure full and sustainable protection is given to all animals in human care.
Thousands of zoos and aquariums exist worldwide, but relatively few are accountable to high standards of animal welfare. We aim to be the voice for animals in these facilities, by uniting the world’s leading zoos, zoo associations and animal welfare organisations, we build trusting partnerships that help provide long-term solutions to critical wild animal welfare issues.
Every year Wild Welfare’s projects support welfare improvements for thousands of wild animals living in captivity in zoos and aquariums around the world, reaching facilities others haven’t been able to.
By encouraging improvements in animal care practices to bringing in new facility, regional and national welfare policies and regulations, our work is helping a whole range of species from large mammals to reptiles, from amphibians to exotic birds.
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. From rehoming bears to training veterinarians, our work is varied and vast but with one focus: to improve care and welfare for wild animals living in captivity around the world.