Hosted by Apenheul, The Netherlands (24-26 March, 2020)

EAZA is proud to announce the launch of its first Animal Welfare Forum. The Animal Welfare Forum will bring together up to 200 representatives of zoos and aquariums, welfare organisations and academic institutions for three days of workshops, presentations and other activities, discussing and highlighting an evidence-based approach to animal welfare and bridging the gap between welfare research and application.

Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands will host the first Animal Welfare Forum from 24-26 March 2020.

More information about the event and registration will follow on this event page in mid 2019. 

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Call for Abstracts

EAZA and the EAZA Animal Welfare Working Group are inviting the submission of scientific abstracts for the first EAZA Animal Welfare Forum!

  • The topic of your abstract should support the forum theme - ‘Bridging the Gap’ - bringing together animal welfare research and application, to improve evidence-based animal welfare best practice.
  • Submissions are welcomed from both practitioners and researchers.
  • Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and written in English.
  • Indicate if your submission is for an oral presentation (20 minutes), poster or workshop (1 hour).
  • Please use the Abstract Form provided, available here.
  • All delegates, including speakers, must register for the conference.
  • Please submit your abstracts to EAZA Animal Welfare Coordinator, Sally Binding,, before 16 June 2019, with ‘AWF20 - [Poster/workshop/presentation] - Abstract - [Name]’ in the subject line.
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