Organisation type
Education of blind children

Global distributions
FAO published its first global livestock distribution maps in 2007: the Gridded Livestock of the World (GLW). GLW is now in its third version and is a peer-reviewed spatial dataset on the global distribution and abundance of livestock species. These data find applications in the fields of food and nutrition security; livelihoods and economic growth; human and animal health and welfare; and natural resources and environment. The third version of the GLW has a reference year of 2010 and includes global distributions of cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, chickens and ducks at a spatial resolution of 5 minutes of arc, approximately 10 km at the equator.

Livestock are domesticated terrestrial animals that are raised to provide a diverse array of goods and services such as traction, meat, milk, eggs, hides, fibres and feathers. The term livestock systems embraces all aspects of the supply and use of livestock commodities, including the distribution and abundance of livestock, the different production systems in which they are raised, estimates of consumption and production now and in the future, the people engaged in livestock production and the benefits and impacts of keeping livestock. These web pages provide geographical information and resources relating to global livestock systems.

Animal Health
Compassion in World Farming was founded in 1967 by Peter Roberts, a dairy farmer who could see first-hand how the demand for supposed cheap food was having a devastating effect on farm animals and human health.

Star NGOs
African Wildlife Foundation
American Humane Association
Animal Aid
Animal Defenders International
Animal Rescue Foundation
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Best Friends Animal Society
Born Free Foundation
British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
Cats Protection
Compassion in World Farming
Conservation International
Cruelty Free International
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Elephant Family
Farm Sanctuary
Helen Woodward Animal Center
Humane Society International
International Fund For Animal Welfare
IS Foundation
Jane Goodall Institute
Kitten Rescue
Last Chance for Animals
Much Love Animal Rescue
National Wildlife Federation
Natural Resources Defense Council
North Shore Animal League America
Onyx and Breezy Foundation
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
Save Me
Save the Elephants
Save the Rhino
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Sierra Club
The Gentle Barn
The Humane Society
United Nations Development Programme
Wildlife Warriors Worldwide
World Animal Protection