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Does WWF work on animal welfare issues?

3 September 2001

Q. Does WWF work on animal welfare issues?

WWF works to conserve endangered species, protect endangered spaces, and address global threats to the planet such as climate change. Much of our work is for the protection of endangered animals in the wild – including the tiger, the rhino and the great apes - but we do not have the experience or expertise to deal with issues relating to animals in captivity.

Whilst animal welfare is outside of our expertise and our legally-binding constitution, we are constantly striving to build a world in which humans live in harmony with nature.

For information about animal welfare issues, we suggest that you contact Zoo Check, part of the Born Free Foundation, which campaigns to end captive animal abuse.

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