Commitment to Action

Humane Communities: Security, Health and Animal Welfare

Commitment by

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

In 2013, IFAW committed to help seven communities in Bosnia and Chile create a participatory process to develop and implement effective, sustainable and humane dog population management programs. In the absence of humane dog population management, these communities would suffer on-going risks of zoonotic diseases, fear of aggression, and public exposure to the trauma of inhumane animal management. For the first time, IFAW is partnering with the UNDP to deliver on its mission in Bosnia and Veterinarians Without Borders Latin America in Chile. The participatory process used takes into account the cultural and community-specific subtleties necessary to make the programs successful. Thirty stakeholders from each community will participate in a preliminary workshop. IFAW will provide coaching and funding for data collection, analysis and presentation back to the stakeholder group. A second workshop will develop shared understanding of the community's concerns and potential management strategies through reviewing data, developing a shared vision, and identifying local resources. If stakeholders develop a locally sustainable plan, IFAW will consider granting seed-funding in order to implement the program.

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Commitment

Humane Communities: Security, Health and Animal Welfare

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 years

Region

Europe, Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile

Commitment by

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Partner(s)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Veterinarians Without Borders Latin America