International Companion Animal Management Coalition
ICAM supports the development and use of humane and effective companion animal population management worldwide. The coalition was formed in 2006 as a forum for discussion on global dog and cat management issues.
The motivation to form a coalition came from the realisation that several of the main organisations working on companion animal management had similar views and ways of working, but no forum where arising issues could be discussed.
Our key goals are to:
- Share ideas and data
- Discuss issues relevant to population management and welfare
- Agree definitions and hence improve understanding
- Provide guidance as a collegial and cohesive group
The consultative group is open to any society that has declared aims and objectives that fit with the mission and goals of the coalition or authority that has an interest in humane companion animal management. It is also open to individuals or scientific bodies who have expertise that can support the mission and goals of the coalition.
- The consultative group will automatically be included on the review panel for any publications or fact sheets being produced by the coalition.
- They will have the opportunity to put forward subjects to be reviewed by the coalition.
- They will be invited to open meetings as arranged by the management team (aim to be held on average once every 18 months)
Applications to the consultative group are through the ICAM Coalition secretary.
The management team will consider applications at each management team meeting.
Membership of the consultative group lasts two years, at the end of this period the society/authority/individuaI/scientific body will be contacted by the management team and asked whether they want to continue as part of the consultative group or end their involvement.
The management team is comprised of the main funding bodies for companion animal population management globally and key specialist groups. The team is kept at a restricted size for efficiency.