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Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance Released

The ICAM coalition are very happy to announce the release of our new guidance: Are We Making a Difference? A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating Dog Population Management Interventions. We have put together this guidance for everyone involved in dog population management programmes to help measure the true impact of interventions. You can download a PDF of the guidance here. We have also created a draft Dog Body Condition Score training tool, and a draft online impact assessment tool, which you can find by clicking the Tools and Resources tab. We are really grateful to hear any comments you have on this guidance. Please let us know your thoughts by emailing info@icam-coalition.org.

Second International Conference on Dog Population Management Announced

The ICAM coalition is very pleased to announce the Second International Conference on Dog Population Management, which will be held March 3rd to 5th 2015 in Istanbul.

This conference will bring the public sector together with specialists in animal welfare, animal health and education, zoonotic diseases, and public health; ecologists, economists and social scientists, to promote humane and sustainable dog population management worldwide.

Please visit the conference website (www.dogpopulationmanagement2015.org) for more details on registration and abstract submission. The deadline for abstract submission is 15th November. We look forward to seeing you there!


Mission statement

To support the development and use of humane and effective companion animal population management worldwide.



  • To share ideas and data
  • To discuss issues relevant to population management and welfare
  • To agree definitions and hence improve understanding
  • To provide guidance as a collegial and cohesive group

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Humane management of dog populations

  • Humane Dog Population Management Guidance (PDF)
    | ES | CH | FR | PT | RU | TH | TR | AR | BA
  • Are we making a difference? A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating Dog Population Management Interventions (PDF)

Developing a euthanasia policy with an animal welfare basis

  • The welfare basis for
    euthanasia of dogs and
    cats and policy development
    Language: EN

Humane management of cat populations

  • Humane cat population
    management guidance
    Language: EN


The ICAM Coalition produces factsheets and publications on companion animal population management.

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