World Animal Net (WAN)

19 Chestnut Square
MA 02130 Boston
Vereinigte Staaten

Ansprechpartner: Wim Dekok

+ 1 (617) 803 0766
+ 1 (360) 364 7347


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Über uns

World Animal Net (WAN) was established in 1997 by veterans of the international animal protection movement to improve communication and co-ordination between the worlds animal protection groups.

WAN works from offices in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, the United States and South Africa. WANs work is primarily conducted by experts and consultants from around the world who donate their time and expertise.

World Animal Nets mission is to improve the status and welfare of animals around the world by offering knowledge and expertise to and building communication and partnership in the animal protection movement.
With over 3,000 affiliates in more than 100 countries and consultative status at the United Nations, World Animal Net is the worlds largest network of animal protection societies

Our aim is to focus the animal protection movement and strengthen the impact of key animal campaigns and legislative efforts. All our activities are guided by our four original aims:
• to avoid duplication and competition
• to stimulate innovative programs
• to share information and expertise
• to stimulate cooperation and coalition building

Services and Activities
• Assisting the animal protection movement: The WAN network will give animal groups world-wide the opportunity to work in a genuine spirit of collaboration, pooling knowledge, expertise, professionalism, and campaign and lobbying resources.
• WAN Directory: The worlds largest database of animal protection societies, with over 17,000 listings and more than 10,000 links to Web sites.
• WAN Resources: Free resources on society management, humane education, animal protection law, fundraising etc. to help you manage your society effectively and professionally.
• Wildlife Trade Survey Bird Markets Java: World Animal Net Supports ProFauna in its efforts to stop the illegal trade and smuggling of protected wildlife in Indonesia.
• Crete Animal Welfare Group: The Crete Animal Welfare Group wanted to change their work, so as to tackle the root causes of animal welfare problems on the island. WAN provided a grant towards their organizational development and education/campaigns work.

Wim Dekok is the Executive Director of the World Animal Net (WAN).

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.