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4th Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation – call for applications and nominations

The Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation The Born Free Foundation, on behalf of the Compassionate Conservation Network, is delighted to announce the opening of applications / nominations for the 4th Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation. The Born Free Foundation has, at its heart, the interface between animal welfare and conservation, and is keen to […]

Countdown to Compassionate Conservation 2015

International Compassionate Conservation conference at University of British Columbia, 28-31 July 2015 World-renowned scientists and experts from the fields of animal welfare and wildlife conservation are meeting in Vancouver next week to discuss how and why conservation is evolving to adopt a more compassionate approach for the future. Compassionate Conservation is the term given to […]

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 […]

Compassionate Conservation 2015 – Call for Abstracts

The sponsors, hosts and organisers are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for Compassionate Conservation 2015, to take place at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 28-31 July 2015. The 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 […]

Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation: Commendations

In addition to the recent winners of the Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation – the Mad Dog Initiative – we are pleased to recognise the work of two further nominees. Dr. Sandra Baker is the Humane Society Research Fellow and a member of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at the University of Oxford. […]

Project Integrating Biodiversity Conservation and Dog Welfare in Madagascar Wins 3rd Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation

We are delighted to announce that the 3rd Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation has been awarded to the Mad Dog Initiative, a project aiming to protect Madagascar’s rare and endemic wildlife through a targeted, compassionate program to control domestic and feral dogs in and around Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. The ultimate goal of the […]

Save the Date: Compassionate Conservation 2015, UBC, Vancouver, Canada – 28-31 July 2015

We are delighted to announce the dates for Compassionate Conservation 2015 – an international conference on animal welfare in conservation, on behalf of the Born Free Foundation and the Centre for Compassionate Conservation at the University of Technology, Sydney. The conference will be hosted by the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia. […]

The Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation

The Born Free Foundation, on behalf of the Compassionate Conservation Network, is delighted to announce the opening of applications for the 3rd Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation. The Born Free Foundation has, at its heart, the interface between animal welfare and conservation, and is keen to promote its agenda of Compassionate Conservation, where the […]

Slow Loris Champion Wins 2nd Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation

We are delighted to announce that Professor Anna Nekaris of Oxford Brookes University and the Little Fireface Project(www.nocturama.org) has been awarded the 2nd Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation. Prof. Nekaris was selected to receive the award for her work in exposing the cruel and destructive trade in slow lorises as pets in South East Asia, […]

Compassionate Conservation Workshop, London 29-30th November 2012

On 29-30th Nov 2012, an invited group of international experts and practitioners in animal welfare and conservation met at the Royal Geographical Society in London to further develop a practical framework for Compassionate Conservation. The meeting was coordinated by the Born Free Foundation and followed on from the hugely successful Compassionate Conservation Symposium, held at the […]