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Animal Care & Welfare


Housing & Furnishing

EAZA Best Practice Guidelines CAPUCHIN MONKEYS
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EAZA guidelines for capuchin monkeys (Sapajus and Cebus sp.)
Welsh Government Code of Practice for Animal Welfare Establishments
Guidance prepared by the Welsh Government for animal welfare establishments.
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EAZA BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES: Callitrichidae 3.1 Edition 2017
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EAZA guidelines for the care and management of Callitrichidae - marmosets and tamarins.
Four Paws framework for animal welfare assessment
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A webpage setting out simple summary of they key factors involved in making animal welfare assessments.

Feeding & Diets

EAZA Best Practice Guidelines CAPUCHIN MONKEYS
Link
EAZA guidelines for capuchin monkeys (Sapajus and Cebus sp.)
Welsh Government Code of Practice for Animal Welfare Establishments
Guidance prepared by the Welsh Government for animal welfare establishments.
Download document
EAZA BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES: Callitrichidae 3.1 Edition 2017
Link
EAZA guidelines for the care and management of Callitrichidae - marmosets and tamarins.

Behavioural Care

EAZA Best Practice Guidelines CAPUCHIN MONKEYS
Link
EAZA guidelines for capuchin monkeys (Sapajus and Cebus sp.)
Welsh Government Code of Practice for Animal Welfare Establishments
Guidance prepared by the Welsh Government for animal welfare establishments.
Download document
EAZA BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES: Callitrichidae 3.1 Edition 2017
Link
EAZA guidelines for the care and management of Callitrichidae - marmosets and tamarins.
ZooMonitor
Link
A fantastic resource to enable fast and effective behavioural observations. Highly recommended.
Four Paws framework for animal welfare assessment
Link
A webpage setting out simple summary of they key factors involved in making animal welfare assessments.

Record Keeping & Monitoring

ZooMonitor
Link
A fantastic resource to enable fast and effective behavioural observations. Highly recommended.
Four Paws framework for animal welfare assessment
Link
A webpage setting out simple summary of they key factors involved in making animal welfare assessments.

Emergency Preparation

GFAS publication: Low Impact Exit Strategy - a guide for sanctuaries
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An excellent document helping rescue centres and sanctuaries plan for hard times and have a strategy in place should they find themselves having to close permanently or temporarily.

Veterinary Care

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) - Guidelines for euthanasia of animals
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A comprehensive set of guidelines for the euthanasia of animals, including wild animals.
EAZA Best Practice Guidelines CAPUCHIN MONKEYS
Link
EAZA guidelines for capuchin monkeys (Sapajus and Cebus sp.)
EAZA BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES: Callitrichidae 3.1 Edition 2017
Link
EAZA guidelines for the care and management of Callitrichidae - marmosets and tamarins.
Four Paws framework for animal welfare assessment
Link
A webpage setting out simple summary of they key factors involved in making animal welfare assessments.
PASA Primate Veterinary Care Manual - ENGLISH
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An extensive set of guidelines for the veterinary care of primates, published by the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA)
PASA - MANUEL DE SANTE VETERINAIRE POUR LES PRIMATES (French)
French version of the PASA guidelines on primate veterinary care.
One Health presentation on SARS-CoV-2 in big cats and other species hosted by BCSA & GFAS on April 8
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A presentation on dealing with the risks of COVID - the focus is on big cats but there is a lots of information applicable for other species as well.

Sanctuary & Rescue Centre Management


Organisation & Management

GFAS publication: Low Impact Exit Strategy - a guide for sanctuaries
Link
An excellent document helping rescue centres and sanctuaries plan for hard times and have a strategy in place should they find themselves having to close permanently or temporarily.
Arcus Foundation - 'Building sustainable sanctuaries'
An excellent guide for sanctuaries and rescue centres to help ensure long term sustainability.
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Welsh Government Code of Practice for Animal Welfare Establishments
Guidance prepared by the Welsh Government for animal welfare establishments.
Download document
Should you build a rescue centre?
For anyone considering creating a new rescue centre or sanctuary for wild animals. Sets out all of the things to be considered before a decision is made to go forward.
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Finance

Arcus Foundation - 'Building sustainable sanctuaries'
An excellent guide for sanctuaries and rescue centres to help ensure long term sustainability.
Download document
Welsh Government Code of Practice for Animal Welfare Establishments
Guidance prepared by the Welsh Government for animal welfare establishments.
Download document
Should you build a rescue centre?
For anyone considering creating a new rescue centre or sanctuary for wild animals. Sets out all of the things to be considered before a decision is made to go forward.
Download document

Fundraising

Arcus Foundation - 'Building sustainable sanctuaries'
An excellent guide for sanctuaries and rescue centres to help ensure long term sustainability.
Download document

Public Interaction

EARS Policy: Public interactions with animals
EARS policy on interactions between the public and animals at rescue centres and sanctuaries.
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Arcus Foundation - 'Building sustainable sanctuaries'
An excellent guide for sanctuaries and rescue centres to help ensure long term sustainability.
Download document

Legal

Arcus Foundation - 'Building sustainable sanctuaries'
An excellent guide for sanctuaries and rescue centres to help ensure long term sustainability.
Download document
Welsh Government Code of Practice for Animal Welfare Establishments
Guidance prepared by the Welsh Government for animal welfare establishments.
Download document

Policy

GFAS publication: Low Impact Exit Strategy - a guide for sanctuaries
Link
An excellent document helping rescue centres and sanctuaries plan for hard times and have a strategy in place should they find themselves having to close permanently or temporarily.
EARS Policy: Breeding
Full EARS policy on breeding.
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EARS Policy: Public interactions with animals
EARS policy on interactions between the public and animals at rescue centres and sanctuaries.
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Should you build a rescue centre?
For anyone considering creating a new rescue centre or sanctuary for wild animals. Sets out all of the things to be considered before a decision is made to go forward.
Download document
EU Zoos Directive Guidance Document
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A document relevant to many rescue centres and sanctuaries that are registered as zoos in their country. Sets out what is required of zoos under the EU Zoos Directive.

Setting up a new rescue facility

Should you build a rescue centre?
For anyone considering creating a new rescue centre or sanctuary for wild animals. Sets out all of the things to be considered before a decision is made to go forward.
Download document
Arcus Foundation - 'Building sustainable sanctuaries'
An excellent guide for sanctuaries and rescue centres to help ensure long term sustainability.
Download document
GFAS publication: Low Impact Exit Strategy - a guide for sanctuaries
Link
An excellent document helping rescue centres and sanctuaries plan for hard times and have a strategy in place should they find themselves having to close permanently or temporarily.