Born Free works across the world to protect and preserve wildlife in its natural habitat. 

The Born Free blog gives our team – both in the office and out in the field – a platform to share their views on the latest news stories and issues affecting wildlife conservation and captive animal welfare.

Our blogs are published regularly, so please keep checking back, or follow us on InstagramTwitter or Facebook to stay updated.

EXTINCTION: THE FACTS

Published: 21/09/2020 11:12am

Following David Attenborough’s programme, Extinction: The Facts and the recent release of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s report that warned urgent change is needed to save species, Born Free’s Acting Head of Conservation, Dr Nikki Tagg, reflects on what action needs to be taken

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THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

Published: 14/09/2020 3:54pm

Robotic dolphins, CGI gorillas. Is there a future for wild animals in entertainment asks Dr Chris Draper, Born Free's Head of Animal Welfare and Captivity?

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PANGOLINS - SCALES OF INJUSTICE

Published: 16/07/2020 3:09pm

Born Free's Dr Mark Jones reviews the new e-book by Richard Peirce highlighting the plight of the pangolin.

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STRESS, BOREDOM AND EXPLOITATION: LIFE FOR WILD ANIMALS IN THE TRAVELLING CIRCUS

Published: 02/06/2020 10:55am

By Born Free’s Dr Chris Draper, Head of Animal Welfare and Captivity.

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HOW TO FUNDRAISE FOR BORN FREE FROM HOME

Published: 15/05/2020 10:55am

Born Free's Sarah Locke provides some ideas to get you started.

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TIME TO ACT NOW – WHY COMPASSION COUNTS

Published: 21/04/2020 1:24pm

Guest Blog: The global wildlife trade must now be held to full and final account, says Jill Robinson, Founder of Animals Asia.

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TIGER KING: FIVE IMPORTANT FACTS TO TAKE AWAY

Published: 17/04/2020 4:44pm

Karen Lauria at Born Free USA explains what we can learn from the shockumentary Tiger King

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BORN FREE & MERU

Published: 16/03/2020 6:00am

Will Travers OBE, Born Free’s Executive President & Co-Founder, reflects on his family’s personal connection with Meru and why Born Free will continue to keep the spirit of Elsa the lioness burning brightly.

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GEORGE LOGAN: PHOTOGRAPHY IN MERU

Published: 09/03/2020 9:00am

Acclaimed wildlife photographer George Logan explains why Meru is one of his favourite places to visit.

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CONSERVATION EDUCATION THROUGH VOLLEYBALL

Published: 07/02/2020 10:13am

From tree planting to volleyball: Charles Njoroge, Born Free’s Pride of Meru Education Officer, explains how we are encouraging co-existence around Meru National Park

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IN SEARCH OF LIONS

Published: 03/02/2020 9:30am

Born Free’s Beth Brooks joins our Kenya field team to find out what it’s like to monitor the lions of Meru National Park

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IN MEMORY OF NICHOLAS PARSONS

Published: 28/01/2020 4:09pm

Born Free is deeply saddened to hear that our long-standing friend, and national treasure, Nicholas Parsons CBE, has died aged 96.

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WORKING TOGETHER FOR WILDLIFE

Published: 22/01/2020 9:00am

Ahead of a major wildlife conservation meeting due to take place in India next month, Dr Mark Jones, Born Free’s Head of Policy, explains why when it comes to wildlife conservation, collaboration is everything.

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GLOBAL FRIENDS ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2019

Published: 10/01/2020 2:42pm

Born Free’s Laura Gosset reviews the achievements of Global Friends in 2019.

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BORN FREE’S RESCUED CIRCUS LIONS

Published: 19/12/2019 11:19am

In November, Paris banned the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. Born Free’s Tricia Holford reflects on the lions rescued by Born Free from European circuses who now live at our big cat sanctuary in South Africa.

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