WHO DOES ORCA WORK FOR?
that need to live a life free from the pain, suffering and stress people can cause them.
which provides us with food, water, oxygen and other resources to which everyone is equally entitled.
whose survival and wellbeing depend on the preserved nature and animal welfare.
Vision of ORCA is preserved nature, safe and healthy world for people and animals!
WHAT IS OUR COMMITMENT?
We are focused on solving the causes, not just the consequences of the problem, and our work is predominantly directed at systematic problem-solving in the field of nature protection and animal welfare.
That is why we have gathered a large number of experts of different profiles who participate in the development and implementation of our programs, believing that a multidisciplinary approach to formulating and implementing different ORCA programs is one of the important guarantees of success.
In our work, we insist on always ensuring the opinion and active participation of those who are affected by the changes we propose.
In this way, we have become an organization that connects individuals and society, one of the most famous civil society organizations known to as many as 54% of Serbian citizens (Ipsos Strategic Marketing, 2012).
HOW DO WE INFLUENCE IMPROVEMENT OF PEOPLE AND ANIMAL LIVES
PUBLIC POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
We influence the creation and implementation of public policies and regulations in the field of nature conservation and animal welfare.
Strengthening civil society organizations and activism
Kroz organizacioni razvoj i jačanje kapaciteta za javno zastupanje u oblastima koje doprinose zaštiti prirode i životinja. Podstičemo sve da se svi aktivno uključe u procese donošenja i sprovođenja odluka koje se odnose na zaštitu prirode i životinja.
We connect all important social partners to achieve common goals – public administration, professional and scientific public, economy, the media, educational institutions, civil society organizations, citizens.
TRAINING AND COUNSELING
We train and provide professional support to people whose occupations affect nature (farmers, foresters, tourism workers, scientists, educators and teachers, communal zoo hygiene workers and others).
We inform and educate citizens about the importance of respect, care and responsible attitude towards nature and animals.
education and upbringing
We support the development of animal welfare and nature conservation education as part of formal education.
We conduct research, gather information and monitor the situation in the field of nature conservation and animal welfare.
We develop international cooperation to transfer knowledge, experience and good practice.
1. Animal Welfare Act: The Animal Welfare Act was developed based on the ORCA draft. This act lays the foundations for the wellbeing of all animals that depend on human care and is a turning point in the attitude of humans towards animals in Serbia.
2. Animal Welfare and Education: As a result of the ORCA Education program, students in kindergartens and schools in Serbia today learn what animal welfare is and how it is protected. “Developing awareness of the importance of animal protection and welfare” is one of the general goals of education and upbringing in Serbia. Animal welfare education directly affects proper emotional development and upbringing of children and young people.
3. 10 ORCA PROTOCOLS: Veterinary inspectors evaluate the welfare of farm animals by 10 ORCA protocols. Protocols include measures that are based on observing the behavior, physical and mental state of an animal (and not just its environment). Serbia is the first country in Europe to officially introduce such protocols! The application of these protocols enables farm welfare condition to be observed and the Animal Welfare Act to be implemented more effectively.
4. Dog population control: A unique ORCA model for permanent resolution of abandoned dogs issue named “For People and Dogs” has been designed to support local governments to solve this issue humanely and effectively. The ORCA model application ensures the prevention of health, environmental and hygiene problems regarding dogs, as well as a safe and humane local community.
5. Wild species protection: A stricter protection regime for lynx, elephants and rhinos has been ensured through influencing our country to take an active role in protecting endangered wild fauna and flora at the conferences of the signatories to the CITES Convention.
6. EU Animal Welfare Platform: ORCA is invited to be a member of the Animal Welfare Platform – an advisory body to the European Commission. We are selected among all European organizations, as the only organization from the Western Balkans. Thanks to this, we can directly influence European regulations and more specifically support the process of European integration of the Western Balkans.