THE BORN FREE BLOG

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 social media, to stay updated.

WHERE THEY BELONG

Published: 14/01/2019 7:00am

Penny Banham, Born Free’s Conservation Projects Officer, examines the promise and perils of translocating wild animals.

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LIMBE WILDLIFE CENTRE AT CHRISTMAS

Published: 17/12/2018 7:00am

In a guest blog, Laura Craddock, Fundraising and Communications Manager at the Born Free-supported Limbe Wildlife Centre, explains how staff are preparing for their busiest time of the year.

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IMPROVING SANITATION IN UGANDA

Published: 05/12/2018 10:22am

In a guest blog, Birungi James Silver, Education Officer for the Born Free-supported Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust, in Uganda, explains how a sanitation competition is helping wildlife conservation.

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GIVING TUESDAY

Published: 27/11/2018 7:00am

Today is Giving Tuesday. Born Free's President & Co-Founder Will Travers OBE explains how together we can make this the best Giving Tuesday ever!

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TRENDING CONSERVATION

Published: 24/11/2018 7:00am

Born Free's Sarah Locke explores whether conservation is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

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HOW DO TOILETS REDUCE HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICT?

Published: 19/11/2018 7:00am

Today is World Toilet Day. But what have toilets got to do with wildlife? On a recent visit to India, Born Free's Beth Brooks found out how Born Free’s Living with Tigers programme is providing toilets for local communities to improve livelihoods and reduce human-wildlife conflict

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CHILLING MEMORIES OF A CIRCUS VISIT

Published: 14/11/2018 12:14pm

Tricia Holford, Born Free’s Captive Animals Officer, recalls a visit to a circus that made a lasting impact, and explains how you can help add yet another country to the list of those banning wild animals from travelling circuses

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TROPHY HUNTING: PUTTING THE CON IN CONSERVATION

Published: 06/11/2018 9:50am

Trophy hunting is predominantly the preserve of wealthy individuals from the developed world. In their attempt to justify these narcissistic motivations, proponents claim that trophy hunting benefits wildlife conservation. But the evidence for these claims simply doesn’t stack up, says Born Free's Head of Policy, Dr Mark Jones.

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TRACKING MULIKA PRIDE

Published: 05/11/2018 7:00am

Born Free Kenya's Meru Project Driver, Victor Cheruiyot, recalls a recent encounter with the Mulika Pride in Meru National Park.

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CONSERVATION OPTIMISM

Published: 31/10/2018 7:00am

Successes are possible in conservation. They’re hard won, but they give us hope and they open our eyes to a more optimistic future, says Born Free's Conservation Projects Officer Penny Banham.

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DROWNING IN PLASTIC

Published: 24/10/2018 7:00am

A few weeks ago the BBC aired Drowning in Plastic, a shocking documentary that followed Liz Bonnin as she travelled the globe to understand the scale of our plastic problem.

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GARDENERS OF THE FOREST

Published: 18/10/2018 7:00am

Wild animals play a crucial role in developing and maintaining ecosystems, says Born Free's Senior Wildlife Consultant Ian Redmond OBE.

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LEFT BEHIND

Published: 16/10/2018 7:00am

Emily Neil, Born Free's Field Conservation Assistant, examines how elephants hunting hurts the whole herd.

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BORN FREE AT IWT: DAY TWO

Published: 12/10/2018 2:51pm

Born Free is at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018 in London - a two-day conference that has brought together more than 80 countries to tackle the £17bn a year illegal trade in wildlife.

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BORN FREE AT IWT: DAY ONE

Published: 11/10/2018 2:17pm

Born Free is at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018 in London - a two-day conference that has brought together more than 80 countries to tackle the £17bn a year illegal trade in wildlife.

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