The Feline Conservation Federation Grants Facility Accreditation to Wildlife and Environmental Conservation and Jungle Encounters

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The FCF facility accreditation board carefully examines a facility's feline welfare, safety, and management practices to ensure that it is dedicated to excellent care.

The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) today announced that two educational facilities, Wildlife and Environmental Conservation, and Jungle Encounters, have both been granted accreditation by the FCF Accreditation Board.

Wildlife and Environmental Conservation, located in Moorpark, California, is one of the best facilities in that state because it has met the FCF's high standards for facility design and management. According to accreditation board member Ron Young, "Facilities that apply for accreditation and become FCF accredited set the standards for those who have not. There is no way the private sector can look any better than with facilities like Wildlife and Environmental Conservation."

Jungle Encounters provides outreach wildlife education in Boston and surrounding areas, filling an important need in Massachusetts. "It takes hard work and dedication to meet Feline Conservation Federation Accreditation standards", says Ron Young, "and we welcome Jungle Encounters to a growing list of FCF accredited facilities."

To be accredited, both facilities underwent an application process, and the five-member accreditation board thoroughly investigates to ensure that the facility's present practices are excellent, and the future practices will continue to meet FCF high standards.

Accreditation considers the facility's animal husbandry, enclosure design and maintenance, environmental enrichments, veterinary care, and it also carefully looks into the safety of felines and members of the public. FCF accredited facilities will be reviewed bi-annually by the accreditation board.

"These two educational facilities are providing the schools and youth groups of their local communities important wildlife presentations that inspire this generation to care about environmental issues", says Lynn Culver, executive director of the Feline Conservation Federation.

Founded in 1956, the Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and propagation of wild felines. Members of FCF include wild feline owners, educators, breeding centers, exhibitors, zoos, sanctuaries, researchers, and conservation supporters.

The FCF accreditation logo is an assurance that a facility is dedicated to providing excellent feline care. FCF is a leader in wild feline welfare, husbandry, education and conservation of felines both in captivity and in nature.


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