Zoo Animal Welfare Education Centre

The Zoo Animal Welfare Education Centre (ZAWEC) is the AWEC division focused on the welfare of wild species. The ZAWEC has as main objectives the education and research in the welfare of wild species under human care (zoo & aquaria, rescue centres, other) and free-ranging as well, with the aim to protect individuals’ welfare and enhance species conservation.

The ZAWEC main activities are:

  • Organizing and conducting education, training and dissemination on the welfare of wild animals
  • Performing research projects on the welfare of wild animals and studying its link with species conservation
  • Developing and validating welfare indicators and welfare assessment protocols for different wild species
  • Providing advice, consultancy and scientific documentation on the welfare of wild animals and its management, approach and protection
Zoo Animal Welfare Education Centre
AWEC - Animal Welfare Education Centre
FAWEC - Farm Animal Welfare Education Centre
CAWEC - Companion Animal Welfare Education Centre

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What do we do?

Zoos and conservation

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    Recently published cientific papers Anderson EJ, Weladji RB, Paré P (2016) Changes in the dominance hierarchy of captive female Japanese Read More
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Tel: +34 93 581 1647 | +34 93 581 1352
Fax: +34 93 581 14 94
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Zoo Animal Welfare Education Centre
Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments, VO-123 Edifici V - Campus UAB -
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)