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We are an academic team based at the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.
We have been working in partnership with colleagues at national and international elephant keeping facilities for over a decade to improve captive elephant welfare worldwide.
Our ultimate aim is to determine how to provide a good quality of life for all elephants under human care.
We are working together with our colleagues at elephant-holding facilities worldwide and are using rigorous scientific methods to identify and share practices that support good welfare for captive elephants.
We have created the Elephant Behavioural Welfare Assessment Tool (EBWAT) which is scientifically validated, simple to use, and rapid to complete. It enables routine behavioural assessments, allowing facilities to monitor the welfare of their elephants over time, and identify changes that improve welfare.
We have recently created an Android app for the tool, which we are offering free to all elephant holding facilities globally.
To learn more about the tool and app, click the ‘About Us’ tab at the top of this page.
If you would like to donate a significant gift then please contact us at EWP@nottingham.ac.uk
Our work and achievements so far have been funded by research grants and donations from animal welfare charities, the UK government (DEFRA), the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), UK zoos and the University of Nottingham (UoN), and supported by the UoN Digital Research Service, the Elephant Welfare Group, and volunteered assistance from students at the UoN School of Veterinary Medicine & Science.
However, in order to continue our work, and keep our app free, we need your support!
To support our work and help us improve captive elephant welfare across the world, please donate through our Just Giving page via the ‘Donate’ button below.
Please note if you wish to donate an amount greater than £100, please contact us directly: EWP@nottingham.ac.uk
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