|What is ABMA?|
Newsflash: What is the ABMA? The Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA)
is a not-for-profit corporation with a membership comprised of animal care professionals and other individuals interested in enhancing animal care through training and enrichment. The ABMA is intended to be nurturing and informative, and was created to serve trainers, handlers, and keepers of animals, irrespective of Species, with information and assistance in the behavior management of their charges.
The mission of the Animal Behavior Management Alliance is to advance animal behavior management in order to enhance the Husbandry and welfare of animals.
It is the vision of this organization to become nationally and internationally recognized as the leading authority on the behavior management of animals in human care. The ABMA, through its board of directors, committees, and individual members- utilizing publications, conferences, and other venues of Communication-seeks to provide the latest behavior management information and technology in order to encourage optimal behavior management paradigms for both captive and wild animals.
Our Core Values
Learning is always occurring; therefore, pro-active behavior management is an essential component of responsible animal care.
All behavior is modifiable.
Operant Conditioning is our most effective behavior management tool.
Learning should be conducted in a nurturing and non-threatening environment for both animals and people.
Responsible behavior management creates a continuous flow of innovative options for successful animal care.
Animal behavior management will be advanced by the sharing of knowledge and new ideas.
Safety is at the core of a responsible animal behavior management program.
Animal behavior management is a necessary component of conservation.