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Welfare and conservation are too important not to get right
Navigating the sea of welfare and conservation content is a challenge that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, especially as an educator, where do you start?
Everyone should have access to affordable tools and resources, so they can be at their best to achieve excellence in animal care, conservation and welfare education.
Educational Memberships 'Butterfly' 1 & 2
Educational Membership 'Butterfly' 1
Yearly membership for education organisations with up to 10 staff members.
We understand your commitment and desire to prepare future professionals for careers in animal welfare and conservation.
Like you, we are driven to teach cutting-edge science and best practices.
Accessing streamlined, up-to-date findings in the field is the best way for you to effectively prepare your students to be excellent animal care professionals, animal welfare scientists, and compassionate conservationist.
What if you would never run out of inspiration for your lesson plans? What if you could teach your students the importance of caring for oneself in these sometimes stressful careers.
Education with simplified tools and practical resources has never been easier (through the PAWS platform). We combine science and practical experiences with compassion and creativity to create empathetic sustainable wellbeing programs for animals and people working in welfare and conservation.
In over 350 global events in 42 countries across 6 continents we have inspired and empowered thousands of professionals in creating changes for themselves, the animals they care for, and the planet.Become a member
Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith PhD
Professor University of Stirling
"Sabrina is a creative solution-finder; she takes time to understand the problem first. Drawing upon her vast experience, and deep understanding of what matters to individuals, she will inspire and help you find evidence-based approaches to create conditions that allow you and your animals to thrive."
Sally Thompson-Iritani DVM/PhD
National Primate Research Center
University of Washington USA
"PAWS – Practical Animal Welfare Science platform is extraordinarily informative and a go-to resource for animal care networking in different settings. The pre-transfer checklist is very helpful. The recent presentation by Dr. Eliza Bliss-Moreau on 'Animal welfare science needs a (new) theory of emotion' was one of the most engaging talks that I have heard in a long time and the follow-up discussion was open and progressive."
Marian van der Krift
Animal care & welfare teacher
Zone College Netherlands
"Without a doubt I became a member of PAWS. It’s a unique platform with global experts working in different animal-related fields. What I really like is that it’s not limited to only a certain subject or a certain species. Knowing, learning, listening, asking, it is an interactive community. The more we know and understand about animals, the better we can take care of them. Being a member makes me a better animal care and welfare teacher."
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How can PAWS help me?
We should all be life-long learners. Ranging from animal care professionals to CEOs, from students to professors - no matter your level, no matter your position, PAWS can help.
Receive easy, affordable on-the-go access to everything you need with streamlined resources and community support, to achieve excellence in animal care, conservation and welfare education.
We all have knowledge to share, stories to tell, and questions and problems to solve. Through the PAWS platform, we unite world-leading experts and organisations of animal and human wellbeing and conservation to foster a community of empathetic professionals.
Download the 24/7 concept & pretransfer checklist as a classroom resource & discussion topic
The 24/7 animal welfare is a concept that is concerned with promoting good and positive animal welfare for animals in human care, 24/7 across the lifespan. This concept is developed with Professor Buchanan-Smith at the University of Stirling.
The pretransfer checklist has been assembled by Dr. Sarah Chapman from Chapman Zoo Consultancy and Sabrina Brando from AnimalConcepts.