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Reports and resources

People feeding two captive adults at Colchester Zoo. © Andrew Forsyth/RSPCA Photolibrary

We've produced reports and information sheets covering different aspects of wildlife.  If you can't find what you're looking for here, you can order leaflets about wild animals from our publications page.

Below are some general resources covering wild animal welfare and the work of our wildlife department.  Follow the links on the left for more specific information.

If you need advice on a particular problem, or have a specific question in mind, you can search our FAQs on the right.

State of welfare in the UK

The Welfare State: Five years measuring animal welfare in the UK, 2005-2009 (2011).
Wildlife section (PDF 908KB)

The Welfare State: Measuring animal welfare in the UK 2008 (2009).
Wildlife section (PDF 798KB)

The Welfare State: Measuring animal welfare in the UK 2007 (2008).
Wildlife section (PDF 20MB)

The Welfare State: Measuring animal welfare in the UK 2006 (2007).
Wildlife section (PDF 7.6MB)

You can read the whole welfare state report here.

Work of the wildlife department

Science Group Review 2013 (2014).
Wildlife section (PDF 720KB)

Science Group Review 2012 (2013).
Wildlife section (PDF 1.41MB)

Science Group Review 2011 (2012).
Wildlife section (PDF 931KB) 

Science Group Review 2010 (2011).
Wildlife section (PDF 688KB)

Science Group Review 2009 (2010).
Wildlife section (PDF 715KB) 

Science Group Review 2008 (2009).
Wildlife section (PDF 7.42MB)

Science Group Review 2007 (2008).
Wildlife section (PDF 4.56MB)

The Science Group Review also covers the work of our farm, companion and research animal departments.  You can read a copy of the most recent science group review here.