Our Work

Areas of Work

Global Animal Welfare’s core work will be with rescue facilities and sanctuaries, bridging a gap that needs to be met.




Global Animal Welfare organised a workshop at Al Ma’Wa sanctuary in Jordan, created by the Princess Alia Foundation (PAF) and Four Paws.


Global Animal Welfare is very proud to be supporting our first volunteer Alma van Dorenmalen who has been recently working in Indonesia where she was helping a sun bear reintegrate into a group of 5 other sun bears.


Global Animal Welfare worked with the Free the Bears team in Laos. Founded in 1993, Free the Bears has a vision of a world where bears are valued as an integral part of the natural environment and are no longer exploited or abused.


Global Animal Welfare is excited to share news of our project in Ethiopia.



Global Animal Welfare was delighted to join the team at Wild Futures’ The Monkey Sanctuary near Looe, Cornwall for a staff, volunteer and intern day,

Collaborations & Affiliations


Bear Care Group

The Bear Care Group (BCG) was founded in 2008 with a mission to create and enhance communication, cooperation and education among international bear care professionals. In October 2019 the BCG organised a conference in Scotland with the theme ‘A bear for all seasons’. The impact of time and geography on bear husbandry was explored.

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Global Animal Welfare was proud to be a sponsor and Co-founders Nic and Annemarie both presented on various topics including whether sun bears experience seasonal changes in the tropics and the regional variations in winter dormancy of Asiatic Black bears. With more than 70 delegates attending the conference from different regions around the world the Bear Care Group can be proud knowing that global bear welfare continues to be enhanced.

Asia for Animals

The Asia for Animals (AfA) Coalition is composed of 22 well-known and respected animal welfare organisations that have a shared focus on improving the welfare of animals in Asia.

Global Animal Welfare is proudly a member of a global network of over 600 animal welfare organisations working together to tackle animal welfare issues across Asia as one voice.


Global Animal Welfare entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) purpose is to ensure that animals that have been abandoned, displaced or injured by humans and natural causes receive the highest standards of care during rescue, rehabilitation, and the rest of their life.

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GFAS is the only globally recognized organization for certifying that a facility meets the Standards of Excellence and recognizes those as a true “sanctuary.” As such, facilities around the world, large and small, come to GFAS for guidance and support in achieving and maintaining GFAS-accredited status.

We look forward to working with GFAS on several projects as part of their new GFAS Peer-to-Peer programme, to provide guidance to sanctuaries and rescue centres seeking an in-depth evaluation of their animal welfare and care practices and goals for improvement to achieve GFAS certification.

European Alliance of Rescue Centres and Sanctuaries

EARS is a unique collaboration of rescue centres and sanctuaries across Europe. Their aim is to be a strong and effective European network to support, promote and achieve continuous improvements in animal welfare. At the same time, they work to eliminate the very reasons that necessitate the existence of rescue centres and sanctuaries. 

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Global Animal Welfare is proud to have become an associate of EARS and has actively been involved in supporting EARS aims and their members.

Strategic Partners

Global Animal Welfare is extremely fortunate and grateful to be supported by incredible organisations from around the world. We are supported in various ways including but not limited to expert advice, specific funding for operations, projects and unrestricted funding for animal welfare and promoting capacity building. We thank the following organisations and recommend you visit their websites to learn about their valuable contributions to animal welfare and wildlife conservation.