Asia for Animals coalition, “Changing Human Behaviour” !

Kathmandu , December , 2017

Asia for animals conference is the flagship progrmme of the Asia for Animals coalition, which brings together more than 20 world’s leading animal welfare organizations that share a focus of improving conditions for animals in Asia.

This was the 10th AFA conference taking place for the first time in Kathmandu on   2-5 December 2017. More than 400 participants were actively involved in the conference. Animal professionals, advocates, scientists and scholars from 30 countries/territories, were there networking and sharing their experiences with those leading the way in animal welfare and environmental conservation. The conference was hosted by the Jane Goodall Institute Nepal, the theme of the 2017 Asia for Animals conference was “Changing Human Behaviour.”

The programme boasts an impressive list of international keynotes speakers and run a number of talks and interactive workshops, focusing on understanding human behavior and on ways to influence behavior to bring meaningful change.

It was an opportunity for us to share some exemplary work of the organization. President of Animal Nepal Pramada Shah gave a talk about Mobile Treatment for community dogs with community People. Similarly, Executive Director Uttam Kafle presented about AN’s working equine outreach programme.

The conference was a big platform for change makers to have their voices heard. The conference was also an opportunity for national and international animal welfare activist, working organization and other related stakeholders to share and learn from each other.

 

 

 

International agencies speak out against wildlife gifting

rhino gift
Tethered rhino with caged deer in the background. Possibly part of collection gifted by Chandra Shamsher Rana to King George V. From Public Domain.

London, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, December 22, 2015 – International animal welfare agencies including Born Free and Asia for Animals Coalition have written to the Nepal government to express their concern about the reintroduction of wildlife gifting.

Born Free, whose campaign led India to ban the use of animals as diplomatic gifts in 2005, in a letter to Minister Agni Prasad Sapkota and Director General Fanindra Raj Khanel writes: “”For the sake of the animals, and Nepal’s international reputation, we ask you to please reconsider any plans to begin the practice of wildlife ‘gifting’ or transfers to captive facilities overseas.”

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