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 InstagramTwitter or Facebook to stay updated.

WHY ELEPHANTS DON’T BELONG IN ZOOS

Published: 15/05/2019 8:18am

As part of our Elephant-Free UK campaign, Tricia Holford, Born Free’s Captive Animals Officer and Regional Co-ordinator, explains why the zoo is no place for an elephant.

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HEAR ME ROAR

Published: 15/05/2019 6:00am

Born Free’s Sarah Locke attended her first protest march last month. Here she shares the five things she learnt from the experience.

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HARE TODAY GONE TOMORROW

Published: 14/05/2019 7:00am

Born Free’s Head of Policy Dr Mark Jones explains why Born Free is supporting a Bill to protect hares during their breeding season.

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LESSONS FROM THE AMAZON

Published: 09/05/2019 7:59am

Born Free’s Laura Gosset introduces an innovative project for children to connect with the natural world through art.

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PLEDGE FOR DOLPHINS

Published: 14/04/2019 7:00am

On National Dolphin Day, Born Free’s Samantha Goddard explains why we should not overlook the plight of dolphins in captivity

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HOW ARE TIGERS BOOSTING HEALTHCARE?

Published: 07/04/2019 7:00am

On World Health Day, Born Free’s Beth Brooks examines how Living with Tigers is improving the health of local communities near Pench National Park.

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REMEMBERING BILL TRAVERS MBE

Published: 29/03/2019 7:00am

Today we fondly remember our Co-Founder Bill Travers MBE, who passed away on 29th March 1994. In this very special blog, our Co-Founder Virginia McKenna OBE reflects on his life.

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A FUTURE FOR TIGERS

Published: 28/03/2019 7:00am

Tigers face many threats to their survival in the wild, but despite these threats, Born Free remains optimistic for the future of tigers in the Satpuda landscape of central India, says Born Free's Beth Brooks.

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONSERVATION

Published: 27/03/2019 7:00am

Social media has a powerful part to play in compelling the world to engage in conservation, says Born Free’s Sarah Locke.

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WE ARE THE BORN FREE GENERATION

Published: 19/03/2019 7:00am

Today is our 35th anniversary! In a special blog, Our President and Co-Founder, Will Travers OBE, looks back on 35 years of our charity.

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WOMEN EARN THEIR STRIPES

Published: 08/03/2019 7:00am

On International Women’s Day, Born Free's Beth Brooks finds out how Living with Tigers is empowering women in the village of Turiya.

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ED VERE IN KENYA

Published: 05/03/2019 7:00am

Ed Vere, author and illustrator, and Born Free’s Artist in Residence, is in Kenya finding out more about our work. In a guest blog, he describes how he’s been getting on

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MATRIARCHAL MOTIVATION

Published: 13/02/2019 7:00am

The female voice is not lost at Born Free, or in conservation, says Born Free’s Sarah Locke

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CULLING IN CAPTIVITY

Published: 09/02/2019 7:00am

Five years on from the death of Marius the giraffe, zoos are still killing healthy animals, but are not obliged to report it. It is time for transparency, says Born Free’s Head of Animal Welfare & Captivity, Dr Chris Draper.

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ON THE TRAIL OF TIGERS

Published: 04/02/2019 7:00am

Born Free’s Beth Brooks joins the children of Khamba village, near Pench Tiger Reserve, on a nature trail as they learn about the wildlife that surrounds them.

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