Who we are
World Animal Net (WAN) was established in 1997 by veterans of the international animal protection movement to improve communication and co-ordination between the world's animal protection groups.
Today World Animal Net is the world's largest network of animal protection societies with over 3,000 affiliates in more than 100 countries and consultative status at the United Nations.
WAN works from offices in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, the United States and South Africa. WAN's work is primarily conducted by experts and consultants from around the world who donate their time and expertise.
World Animal Net's 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.
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
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 - particularly on target issues. The WAN Directory with contact details of over 17.000 animal protection organisations is the most complete database of animal protection organisations in the world