Membership and consultancy to help you care for animals and for yourself

We collaborate with individuals and organisations around the world to provide accessible learning opportunities that promote optimal care for animals, people and the planet.

 

We do this through our online membership platforms, international consultancy and free resources that help you take care and give care so that you can make the difference you want to see in the world. 

 

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Learn online to make a difference for animals and yourself

 

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If you want to make a difference for animals, people and the planet - then hello partner, you've found your people. 

Interconnection is key

 

The difference you hope to make in the world will be more successful if your approach is interconnected.

Why?

Because understanding how we're all connected is key if you want to make a real difference in the world. Without it, you'll end up frustrated, uncertain and believing that things will never change.

To make a difference you need to give care AND take care. Which is why we connect animal wellbeing with the wellbeing of people and the planet so that you can take care and give care through a truly interconnected approach. Like this, you can overcome challenges, find opportunities and make a difference for animals and for yourself - today. 

Benefits of an interconnected approach to wellbeing

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Connect and create

We are stronger together. When we feel connected, respected and cared for we are able to create positive change for all through meaningful collaboration. When we unite from a culture of care and respect people, animals and the planet can flourish.

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Take care and give care

No one really shows you how to care for yourself. You're told you need to, but where do you start? Understanding the importance of taking care, how do to so, and how it protects the wellbeing of all is key if we want to feel good while doing good. 

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Problem solve

Do you want to be part of the problem or the solution? Approaching problems systemically makes it easier to see solutions and overcome challenges by addressing root causes. Goodbye uncertainty and frustration, hello clarity and confidence.

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Take action

Having more information and knowledge is great - but it only creates change if you put it into action. The benefit of an interconnected approach is that you'll know how to approach a challenge, even if it's unfamiliar. Then you have a road map for actual action.

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Our purpose is to promote a culture of care and respect so that the wellbeing of all can flourish 

Who do we work with?

 

In a nutshell, we work where humans and animals are. We collaborate with individuals and organisations around the world to provide accessible learning opportunities that promote optimal care for animals and the people who care for them.

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Individuals

We collaborate with individuals of any profession, experience, qualification or job role. Whether you're a student, caregiver, vet, manager, or something else we think it's crucial that you have an opportunity to learn, share, collaborate and contribute. Our online membership platforms exist for this reason - to provide you with resources and opportunities to help you give care AND take care.

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Organisations 

We collaborate with zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries, wildlife centres, universities, research facilities, companion, and farm animal organisations in support of our collective goals for optimal wellbeing, conservation, engagement, and research.

It doesn't matter if you’re a small team or a huge organisation we can support you with any aspect of animal, human and planetary wellbeing. Whether it's assessments, audits, programs, policies, designs or staff morale, through an interconnected approach you can overcome complex challenges, improve collaboration and support optimal wellbeing for all.

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"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."

 

 John Muir 

Who are we?

 

We're a small team of six people trying to make positive change in the world. What kind of change? 

When it comes to talking about people, animals and the planet, you'll find a lot of technical terms, lofty goals and crazy long to-do lists that never get done. 

We want to introduce new language and a fresh approach so that together we can take action in a way that matters for each individual animal and person - whilst protecting the planet we share. 

Our approach is underpinned by evidence-based science and research, but we also want to introduce compassion and care into a world that is too often focused on the measurable over the meaningful. 

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Darren Minier

Assistant Director, Oakland Zoo

 

"The world wide platform you provide brings us together in ways most other organizations don't, or can’t. What AnimalConcepts does is so important."

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Jon Coe

 International Zoo Designer

"Investing in training and capacity building for both caregivers and animals is essential for meeting our animal, staff and visitor wellbeing mandate. Thus, it is a pleasure to support the mission of AnimalConcepts"

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Prof. Hannah Buchanan-Smith 

University of Stirling

 

"Sabrina will inspire and help you find evidence-based approaches to create conditions that allow you and your animals to thrive."

Community and collaboration creates change

 

We have empowered thousands of professionals through our online learning platforms and by running over 350 global events in 42 countries across 6 continents.

Together we can create change by improving wellbeing for ourselves, the animals we care for, the people we work with, and the planet we share. 

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If you have a question, story, suggestion or idea you want to share - or if you'd just like to say hi -¬†¬†we'd love to connect, so just send us an email at¬†[email protected]

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