16 June 2012
We are delighted to announce that Born Free's CEO, Will Travers, has been honoured for his work to protect endangered and suffering animals around the world with an OBE.
"If I could share this recognition with all of my wildlife heroes, who have fought, and are still fighting, for a more compassionate world, where individual wild animals do not suffer for our entertainment, our vanity or our ‘sport’, and where wild species and wild places are protected, respected and treasured - then I would.
In particular, I want to thank those who have inspired, encouraged and sustained my efforts, especially my mother, father and my entire family, my colleagues at Born Free – in the UK and throughout the world – and all our wonderful supporters and friends.
To be honoured in this way, in this very special Jubilee year, has left me, temporarily, almost speechless."
Will Travers OBE