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Compassionate Conservation 2015 – registration OPEN

We are pleased to announce that registration for Compassionate Conservation 2015 is open.

This international conference will be a multidisciplinary event aiming to address animal welfare issues in conservation, examine potential synergies, look for practical outcomes and promote further dialogue between these disciplines; with a view to incorporating the welfare of individual animals alongside other factors in conservation decision making and practice. It follows the highly successful inaugural symposium at the University of Oxford in 2010.

Confirmed speakers include Prof. David Fraser (University of British Columbia), Dr. Daniel Ramp (University of Technology Sydney), Will Travers OBE (Born Free Foundation), Dr. Paul Paquet (University of Victoria / Raincoast Conservation Foundation) and Prof. Marc Bekoff (University of Colorado, Boulder).

The conference is sponsored and coordinated by the Born Free Foundation and the Centre for Compassionate Conservation at the University of Technology, Sydney; and hosted by the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia.



28-31 July 2015



University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada




Early Full registration: £130 / $249 CAD

Early Student / retired registration: £100 / $190 CAD (proof of status will be required)


–          Welcome reception, including drinks and snacks, on 28th July

–          Lunch and morning / afternoon refreshments during conference, 29th-31st July

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note – Registrations will be handled via the Born Free Foundation’s online shop system.

To register, please visit:—registration-799

Once your payment is processed, we will contact you to confirm your name, affiliation etc.



Please note – Registration does NOT include accommodation.

Discounted accommodation may be booked on the UBC campus using the following link:

In order to cater for all budgets, there is a choice of suites or economical rooms in shared apartments. All accommodation options booked via the link above are within walking distance of the conference venue and include breakfast.

Please ensure that you apply Group Code G150804A


Abstract submission

Details on how to submit an abstract for presentation are available here. Deadline for abstract submission is 27 February 2015.



Chris Draper, Born Free Foundation – E:; +44(0)1403 240170