Tag: 10-in-10

The Four Pillars of Environmental Enrichment

Environmental enrichment enhances the quality of captive animal care by identifying and providing the environmental stimuli necessary for optimal psychological and physiological well-being. Environmental enrichment helps maintain the physical and psychological health of captive animals by encouraging the expression of species-specific behaviors, increasing positive utilization of the environment, preventing or reducing the frequency of abnormal… Read more »

GFAS Certification: Promoting Excellence in Humane Animal Care

The GFAS standards for verified and accredited organizations promote excellence in areas of animal care including housing, diet, and veterinary care. Learn more about the standards, their intent, and how they apply to your facility. Presented by Jackie Bennett, Director of Accreditation – Africa and Asia

Operating Reserves

This webinar provides a quick overview of the concept of an “operating reserve.” We will discuss the purpose of a reserve, how much may be needed for your organization, and other considerations that demonstrate financial stability under the GFAS standard. Presented by Jackie Bennett, Director of Accreditation – Africa and Asia

Google Apps for Non-Profits

Learn about the Google suite of apps which include storage, email using your own domain, spreadsheet presentation and word processing applications. Google provides this product free of charge for non-profits. Presented by: Robin Mason, Education Coordinator, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

GFAS Eligibility Criteria

GFAS works with sanctuaries worldwide; however, all must meet our minimum eligibility criteria. Learn more about what sets these true sanctuaries apart from the rest. Presented by: Kellie Heckman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

GFAS Certification: Promoting Safety at Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers

Safety is important for a sanctuary’s animals, staff, and visitors, and all verified and accredited organizations are required to take steps to meet certain standards. Learn about the GFAS standards covering areas including enclosure security, staff safety, and emergency response, and how they apply to your facility. Presented by Jackie Bennett, Director of Accreditation –… Read more »

Board of Directors and Promoting Proper Governance

Operating a healthy sanctuary is not just about healthy animals. The Board of Directors holds important responsibilities to each sanctuary to ensure they can sustain and provide lifetime care to sanctuary residents. Presenter: Allan Kornberg, M.D., Director, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries