This year’s lecture will be given by Chris Draper, Programs Manager (Captive Wild Animals/Science) Born Free Foundation. The title of his talk is “Welfare in a conservation context”.
October 29, 2013 at 12:30pm
Location: Lecture Theatre 166, MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 | [map this location]
Chris Draper is a zoologist and chartered biologist who has worked for the Born Free Foundation since 2004 on their Zoo Check programme investigating the welfare of wild animals in captivity. He heads up Born Free’s work on zoos, circuses and exotic pets in the UK and on their Compassionate Conservation initiative. He has followed a career in animal organisations since leaving university and has experience with laboratory animals, farmed animals and wildlife issues. He previously worked as an animal keeper in a sanctuary in the USA with a range of wild animals, and primarily with 50 retired laboratory chimpanzees. Chris is the European Coordinator for the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Bristol on the assessment of animal welfare and the implementation of legislation in zoos.
The Born Free Foundation is an international wildlife charity working throughout the world to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species in the wild. the foundation’s major international projects are devoted to animal welfare, conservation and education, and protect lions, elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, tigers, polar bears, wolves, dolphins, turtles, sharks and lots more. Through our Global Initiatives project we respond to emergency situations worldwide, participate in international coalitions such as the Species Survival Network, run the People & Wildlife project with Oxford University’s WildCru* department, and more. For further information go to http://www.bornfree.org.uk/ .
The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada is a national charity that supports innovative educational and research programs that help animals at the community, provincial and national levels. The lecture is named in honour of Peter Stratton, a Vancouver businessman and philanthropist who helped to create the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada in 1965.