Applications are open for the Wild animal initiative grant, and you can send in your proposal by August 29. The Wild Animal Initiative aims to improve the well-being of animals. Hence, they have prioritized work on several animals like rodents, fish, and invertebrates. This has led them towards prioritizing research into the early lives of wild animals.
Research has shown that Juvenile wild species interact with the world differently than adults; they possess different capabilities at different stages of life and may develop different habitats or body forms. Thus, it increases the possibility that different levels of welfare may distinguish the animals who die young.
The research will be based on welfare, ecology, and everyday experiences of Juvenile wild animals. Relevant projects might include studies extending captive animal welfare assessment techniques to Juvenile wild animals or those who demonstrate how ecological concepts can relate to wild animals’ health and well-being.