Compassionate Conservation Symposium

The Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and the Born Free Foundation were delighted to host the Compassionate Conservation Symposium, at Lady Margaret Hall, a college closely associated with WildCRU at the University of Oxford.

About the symposium

The Symposium brought together scientists and practitioners from a range of disciplines to debate animal welfare issues in conservation, examine potential synergies, look for practical outcomes and promote a dialogue between these two disciplines that are often perceived as mutually exclusive.
The Symposium was organized around the following themes:

  • Animal welfare in field conservation
  • Captive animal welfare and conservation
  • Conservation consequences of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release
  • International trade in live wild animals

Scientific Committee:

Scientific Committee:
Rob Atkinson, RSPCA
Chris Draper, Born Free Foundation
David Macdonald, WildCRU
Fiona Matthews, University of Exeter
Claudio Sillero, WildCRU
Mark Stanley-Price, WildCRU
Will Travers, Born Free Foundation