The Bill Travers Memorial Fellowship was established in 2003 at Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Hall, as part of the People and Wildlife initiative, based at WildCRU¹. The initiative aims to provide practical solutions by humanely reducing the conflicts arising between the needs of people and the requirements of wildlife populations. The first Travers Fellow is Dr Claudio Sillero, Born Free’s Head of Conservation. Bill Travers was the Born Free Foundation’s founder and inspiration. He died aged 72 on March 29th 1994, having spent his last three year’s travelling around Europe’s slum zoos. His devastating TV documentary The Zoochotic Report, exposed the appalling suffering of thousands of animals. Bill Travers’ powerful legacy lives on in the growing work of the Foundation.