Welcome to the SHAPE—Regionals Home
SHAPE—Regionals were created to further The Shape of
Enrichment, Inc.Ős mission within specific geographic regions. These satellites
of Shape are operated by dedicated volunteers living and working in the region.
The regionals are formed with the permission and support of The Shape of
Enrichment, Inc. and are operated in conjunction with SHAPE—International
navigate our site, click on the links and return to this page using the back
arrow on your browser. You can visit the web pages of each SHAPE—Regional
at any time by clicking on the regional-shaped icons above or selecting their
name from the drop-down menu.
SHAPE—Regional Committee serves to guide existing regions with their
projects and especially to work with new regions during their formation. We aim
that each region of the world will have its own committee that will organize
conferences and any other events that they feel will help promote enrichment in
their region. They may also raise funds to subsidize any conferences that they
may hold to try and keep the cost of registration as low as possible. If you
are interested in learning about, or participating in, the development of a
SHAPE—Regional in your area, please contact our SHAPE—Regionals
SHAPE—Regional committee works hard to promote the theory and practice of
environmental enrichment in their region by holding conferences or workshops.
The first Regional Environmental Enrichment Conference was held by
SHAPE—UK-Ireland, in 2006. Since then, 3 other regionals have come into
being: Africa, Australasia, and Brasil. To visit their sites, please click on
their icons above or select their name from the drop-down menu.
has also set up an e-mail group
which we encourage all of you who are interested in environmental enrichment
join. The group includes a discussion forum, which is a great way to discuss
the practice and theory of enrichment with other animal caretakers from around
please support our efforts by attending future conferences (both ICEE and REEC)
which will be advertised on this site, and by becoming a member of our e-mail
the Regional Committee
SHAPE = Scientific
to Positive Enrichment!