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Behaviour 2017: joint meeting of the 35th International Ethological Conference (IEC) and the 2017 Summer Meeting of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)

30 July to 4 August
We are very pleased to host Behaviour2017 in the Lisbon area! Lisbon hosts internationally significant research centres in the fields of Neuroscience and Behaviour and in short-distance from the city you will find nature areas with an inspiring fauna for the study of Behaviour: from a resident bottlenose dolphin population to many birds, fish and invertebrates, currently studied by different local labs. Learn more and Register

2017 International Society for Anthrozoology Conference: Human-Animal Interconnections

June 22 – 27
Plenaries will address the roles of service dogs and other animals for children, as well as human-animal interactions with wildlife and cattle. We also encourage submission of papers on all other topics in the field of human-animal interactions. Learn more

51st International Society for Applied Ethology Congress 2017: Understanding Animal Behaviour

August 7 – 10
Topics include: The world of animals – senses and perception; Animal learning and cognition; Maternal and neonatal behaviour; Animal affective states; Applying ethology in the keeping of animals; Human-animal interaction. Read more and register

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare International Symposium 2017: Measuring animal welfare and applying scientific advances – Why is it still so difficult?

June 27 – 29
With the aim of developing new ideas and of promoting higher quality and better-focused animal welfare science, this three day symposium will consider whether and how animal welfare scientists can make progress in these and other areas. Read more and register

Cutting-edge cameras reveal the secret life of dolphins: Scientists uncover dolphins’ underwater world

A world-first study testing new underwater cameras on wild dolphins has given researchers the best view yet into their hidden marine world. Read more HERE

Animal Cognition Organisation have updated the List of Animals That Have Passed the Mirror Test

Animals that pass the mirror test will typically adjust their positions so that they can get a better look at the new mark on their body, and may even touch it or try to remove it. They usually pay much more attention to the part of their body that bears a new marking than they did in past un-marked sessions. Read more HERE

Animal Welfare: The latest news from The Guardian


Animal Mosaic: Global Animal Connections – via Animal Mosaic

This website provides information, resources and forums to enable people from diverse backgrounds to learn, interact and work together towards a better future for both animals and humans. Read latest NEWS here

Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare – via FAO

A single access point for a wide range of information related to the welfare of farm animals. A participatory platform to retrieve and submit information, as well as to engage in commonly developed projects and thematic discussions. DISCOVER MORE

Temple Grandin on Understanding Horse Behaviour – via Alberta Horses

Originally printed in Western Horseman, Nov. 1997, pp.140-145
…”Animals don’t think, they just make associations.” I responded to that by saying, “If making associations is not thinking, then I would have to conclude that I do not think.” People with autism and animals both think by making visual associations. These associations are like snapshots of events and tend to … READ MORE



Courses on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law care of Dr Anthony Podberscek, University of Sydney
(via appointed organiser Opening Doors & Venues, Wassell Grove Business Centre, Wassell Grove Lane, Stourbridge, DY9 9JH, Tel. +44 (0) 1562 731788)