Free digital education programme aimed at animal care staff who work in zoos, aquariums or wildlife sanctuaries.
The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education in collaboration with Wild Welfare have developed a suite of free digital education resources.
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.
Launched 3 November 2021 - the modules are now available in Japanese
Launched 22 August 2022 - the modules are now available in Vietnamese
Launched 28 Feb 2023 - the modules are now available in Indonesian
Launched 1 Aug 2023 - the modules are now available in Thai
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.