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Wild An­i­mal Initiative

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Wild Animal Initiative (WAI) is a nonprofit that works to understand and improve wild animal welfare.

History

WAI was founded in 2019 as a merger of two organizations, Wild-Animal Suffering Research and Utility Farm. Wild-Animal Suffering Research began in 2016 as a project of the Effective Altruism Foundation and was part of Sentience Politics for a year or so until becoming an independent organization.[1] Utility Farm launched in 2017.[2]

Evaluation

Animal Charity Evaluators rates WAI a “top charity”—one of the four organizations awarded their highest rating and the only group focused on wild animal welfare ever to be so rated. ACE considers WAI “an excellent giving opportunity because of their strong, cost-effective programs and their thorough strategy.”[3]

Wild-Animal Suffering Research, Utility Farm, and WAI have received over $1 million in funding from Effective Altruism Funds.[4][5] In June 2021, WAI was awarded a $3.5 million grant from Open Philanthropy to support projects relevant to the field of welfare biology.[6]

Further reading

Matthews, Dylan (2021) The wild frontier of animal welfare, Vox, April 21.

External links

Wild Animal Initiative. Official website.

Wild Animal Initiative. Effective Altruism Forum account.

Apply for a job.

Related entries

Animal Ethics | wild animal welfare

  1. ^

    Eskander, Persis (2017) Introducing the Wild-Animal Suffering Research Project, Wild-Animal Suffering Research, July 20.

  2. ^

    Rowe, Abraham (2017) An ethic of intervention, Utility Farm, April 26.

  3. ^

    Animal Charity Evaluators (2020) Wild Animal Initiative review, Animal Charity Evaluators, November.

  4. ^

    Bollard, Lewis (2018) Animal Welfare Fund update, Effective Altruism Funds, June.

  5. ^

    Animal Welfare Fund (2017) November 2017: Animal Welfare Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, November.

    Animal Welfare Fund (2018) March 2018: Animal Welfare Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, March.

    Animal Welfare Fund (2018) June 2018: Animal Welfare Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, June.

    Animal Welfare Fund (2018) December 2018: Animal Welfare Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, December.

    Animal Welfare Fund (2019) March 2019: Animal Welfare Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, March.

    Animal Welfare Fund (2019) July 2019: Animal Welfare Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, July.

    Animal Welfare Fund (2019) November 2019: Animal Welfare Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, November.

    Animal Welfare Fund (2020) March 2020: Animal Welfare Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, March.

    Animal Welfare Fund (2020) July 2020: Animal Welfare Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, July.

    Animal Welfare Fund (2020) November 2020: Animal Welfare Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, November.

    Animal Welfare Fund (2021) May 2021: Animal Welfare Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, May.

  6. ^

    Bollard, Lewis (2021) Wild Animal Initiative — Animal Welfare Research, Open Philanthropy, June 15.

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