Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Wildlife Rallies, Discussions and Marches

World Whale Conference

Durban, South Africa 24th - 29th June

We are very excited to inform our supporters who love whales and dolphins that Born Free will be participating at this year’s World Whale Conference in Durban, South Africa. Working with our partners in the World Cetacean Alliance, Born Free’s Daniel Turner will be leading the ‘Captivity Symposium’, inviting delegates to consider the future for whale and dolphins in captivity.

Sponsored by Virgin Holidays and the South Durban Tourist Board, the World Whale Conference will include numerous exciting activities and events for the public and paying delegates to celebrate the lives of these intelligent, social marine mammals. Attended by world experts in marine mammal welfare and conservation, the World Whale Conference is not to be missed.

For those unable to travel to Durban from 24th to 29th June, conference proceedings and outcomes will be available after the event. “Born Free is delighted to participate in this year’s World Whale Conference and welcomes the opportunity to discuss global standards for animal welfare and seaside sanctuaries: the future for many captive cetaceans,” said Daniel Turner. “We appreciate that most people will be unable to attend this great conference, but ensure you visit Born Free’s website during the event for regular updates.”

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Advising travel businesses to act responsibily

Central London - 6th July

Concerned about the impacts tourism can have on animals? Keen to understand how to identify and reduce risk and manage your ‘Animal Footprint’?

The Born Free Foundation will join other responsible tourism experts at a one-day practical event focused on identifying and managing risk in the supply chain. Aimed at assisting travel businesses, the event, hosted by ABTA - The British Travel Association, will consider tourism’s impacts on five specific areas: modern slavery, child protection, animal welfare, water use and carbon emissions.

Rather than naming and shaming travel companies, Born Free prefers to invest its efforts in constructive collaboration with the travel industry by providing advice and guidance on how to manage their ‘Animal Footprint’. During the seminar, Born Free will consider the business case to improving animal welfare, how to identify unacceptable and discouraged practices involving animals and effective communication for both suppliers and customers.

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Make badger culling & hunting history protest march

Saturday 12th August

1pm Cavendish Square, London

Expected to be the UK’s largest-ever British wildlife protection protest. Proceed down Regents Street, Pall Mall, around Trafalgar Square down Whitehall ending at Richmond Terrace opposite Downing Street.



Japan Dolphin Day protest

Friday 1st September

12 midday Cavendish Square, London

March to Japanese Embassy to protest against the barbaric annual Taiji dolphin hunts.

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Celebrating travel with National Geographic Traveller

Join Born Free and National Geographic Traveller Magazine to celebrate travel at the live reader event.

London at The Brewery London on September 17th 2017.

Be inspired by presentations from travel experts and celebrity speakers, discover new travel destinations, learn something new and find out how to travel responsibly. Participants will enjoy a whole day of speakers and travel workshops, have the chance to try foods and experience dance from across the world, and receive a expert masterclasses in languages, travel writing and photography.    

Headline speakers include James Cracknell (British Olympian and Adventurer), Paul Rose (BBC presenter and National Geographic Explorer) and Julia Bradbury (BBC’s Countryfile Presenter) as well as other travel writers and experts. Born Free’s Daniel Turner will be participating on the Travel Geek Panel session, providing insight into the involvement of animals in tourism and how tourism's negative impacts on animals can be minimised.

For more information

Global March for Elephants & Rhinos

Saturday 7th October


Details to follow

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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