ABWAK is a non-profit making membership organisation catering for those interested in and involved with the keeping of wild animals in the UK and Ireland. Our vision is to achieve and advance the highest standards of excellence in wild animal care.
Our values are we believe that:
- We are the professional association representing animal keepers in Britain and Ireland for whom excellent animal welfare is the highest priority.
- We can have a significant impact in welfare issues by bringing keepers and stakeholders together and by being a strong representative and consultative body.
- We can make a significant contribution to the training and development of animal keepers thus raising standards and increasing the recognition of wild animal collections. By developing the skills and expertise of our members we can make a unique contribution to conservation.
The Association is governed by a Constitution and Byelaws and is operated and managed by a Council elected by the membership.
The Association’s Council are all volunteers and the Association does not have any employees.
ABWAK is a voluntary organisation that raises funds to cover all of its work and developments through membership subscriptions, fees for symposia and other events, publications and merchandise sales and sponsorship.
Opportunities for sponsorship and corporate support include: sponsorship of the journal RATEL; sponsorship of the annual ABWAK Symposium and/or ABWAK Workshops; sponsorship of the ABWAK Grants scheme; general donations and support for ABWAK.
ABWAK seeks sponsorship and support from organisations that connect to its vision and values and packages for recognition of support can be tailored to suit the sponsoring organisation’s needs. For further information contact [email protected].