Booking is now open for the WAWC conference 2019!

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2019 
Time: 10:30 – 17:00 
Place: City Chambers 
High Street 
Edinburgh 
EH1 1YJ

Booking is now open for this year’s conference in Edinburgh on Wednesday 27 March, on the theme Who are the guardians of wild animal welfare?

Introduced by the WAWC Chairman, Dr Pete Goddard, the full-day conference will open with a keynote presentation by:
- Donald Broom, Emeritus Professor of Animal Welfare at Cambridge University on the subject of Wild animal welfare, sentience and law: international perspectives.

This will be followed by presentations by speakers from the Committee and guests, including (provisional titles - to be confirmed):
- Dr Sandra Baker, WildCRU, Zoology, Oxford University, on Influencing behaviour with regard to wild animal welfare
- Dr Chris Draper, Born Free Foundation on Welfare guardianship during conservation activities
- Alick Simmons, former Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer for England on Current and future guardians of wildlife welfare in the UK
- Sarah Dolman, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, with Joe Perry, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science on UK marine mammal guardianship in areas such as seal culling, ocean energy and tourism

More speakers will be confirmed shortly. The afternoon session will focus on audience workshops and discussions around the theme of guardianship, with contributions from an expert panel.

Tickets, price £65, are available HERE

We are also offering student places for £40 – please contact us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Both prices cover refreshments, vegetarian/vegan lunch and a complimentary drinks reception from 1700 – 1800. We hope you will be able to join us – and join in – for the day.

What they said about the first WAWC conference …
“Yesterday was such a brilliant success! The turnout was terrific, the talks were great and the food lovely. The best thing of the day was the mix of people who attended and the acceptance by these diverse groups that progress could be made by co-operation. What more could one hope for at this early stage in the establishment of the central role for the WAWC?”