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.

FACEBOOK FACILITATES TRAFFICKING

Published: 26/05/2022 12:01am

Is Facebook a marketplace for illegal trade in endangered species? Born Free’s Social Media Assistant Elena Sage was appalled by a recent investigation.

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COMMEMORATING WORLD TURTLE DAY

Published: 23/05/2022 12:01am

Born Free’s Captivity Campaigns Information Coordinator Sarah Jefferson explains why she thinks these remarkable reptiles should swim free and brings us the latest on Genoveffa and Gavino – returned to the wild thanks to YOU.

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ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY: BORN FREE TEAMS UP WITH ECOFLIX

Published: 20/05/2022 12:01am

It’s not just about Endangered Species, explains gorilla expert Ian Redmond OBE, Born Free’s Policy Advisor and Head of Conservation at Ecoflix.

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FIGHTING THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

Published: 18/05/2022 11:53am

An interview with Ofir Drori, founder of the Last Great Ape organisation

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WHY ELEPHANTS DON’T BELONG IN ZOOS

Published: 11/05/2022 12:01am

Our Captivity Research Officer Chris Lewis gives a personal insight into Born Free’s new report exposing the plight of elephants in zoos and explains his own individual journey.

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A YEAR TO CHALLENGE

Published: 06/05/2022 12:01am

Born Free’s Head of Conservation Dr Nikki Tagg explains why she recently attended an Extinction Rebellion rally in London.

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PLANET OF NO APES?

Published: 04/05/2022 12:02pm

Our closest living relatives are under unprecedented threat from destruction of tropical forests, illegal wildlife trade and commercial bushmeat hunting. Ape advocate and leading expert Ian Redmond reports.

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IN DEFENCE OF THE PEST

Published: 04/05/2022 12:01am

On Bird Day, Flo Blackbourn honours our feathered friends the magpie, the pigeon and other species seen by some as pests.

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INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION

Published: 27/04/2022 6:05pm

Born Free’s Education Manager in South Africa, Vinourica Ndou, explains how a new careers expo event supports a generation of conservation-minded young people.

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NEW NATURAL HISTORY GCSE IS GREAT NEWS FOR WILDLIFE

Published: 21/04/2022 2:01pm

It’s an exciting day for education and wildlife. Born Free’s Education Officer Charlie Baker welcomes the launch of a new GCSE devoted to protecting the planet.

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SPEAKING OUT FOR CAPTIVE ANIMALS

Published: 14/04/2022 12:01am

Born Free’s Captivity Campaigns Information Coordinator, Sarah Jefferson, reports on some of the problems faced by wild animals in captivity and how we can all help by raising a ‘Red Flag’ and speaking out.

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THE ZOOS DIRECTIVE 20 YEARS ON – WHAT’S CHANGED?

Published: 09/04/2022 12:01am

Born Free's Head of Policy Dr Mark Jones reflects on 20 years of discourse on the role and relevance of zoos across Europe and the wider world, yet fears little has changed for the lives of zoo animals.

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THE SATPUDA LANDSCAPE TIGER PARTNERSHIP SEMINAR 2022

Published: 08/04/2022 10:23am

"Not all superheroes wear capes": Yash Dalmia reports back on the amazing progress being made in India, to protect highly threatened Bengal tigers and their habitats.

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WORLD HEALTH DAY 2022 – AN AMBOSELI OUTLOOK

Published: 07/04/2022 12:01am

On World Health Day, Born Free Kenya's Ivy Malemba reports on the newly launched Feminine Hygiene project in Amboseli, which helps over 350 adolescent girls avoid missing school during their period.

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25 YEARS OF JOY AT SHAMWARI

Published: 29/03/2022 12:38pm

On 29th March 1997, Born Free first opened our big cat sanctuary at Shamwari, in South Africa. Our manager there, Catherine Gillson, looks back on 25 years of giving a loving, lifetime home to rescued lions and leopards.

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