BLOGS

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.

ELSA'S KOPJE ANNIVERSARY

Published: 16/07/2019 8:00am

Virginia McKenna OBE, returns to Meru National Park in Kenya to mark 20 years since the opening of Elsa’s Kopje.

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REMEMBERING CECIL

Published: 02/07/2019 6:00am

Born Free’s Beth Brooks reflects on how the death of Cecil the lion alerted the world to the cruel practice of trophy hunting

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH PLASTIC BAGS?

Published: 26/06/2019 8:00am

Marc Gumbrill, Born Free’s Head of Business Sustainability explains how, and why, we can reuse plastic bags.

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LITTLE DO WE KNOW

Published: 21/06/2019 2:00pm

Scientists are meant to know everything there is to know about life on Earth. But what if we don’t know everything? What if we are just scratching the surface of ecological knowledge, asks Penny Banham, Born Free’s Conservation Projects Officer?

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JOIN US IN CELEBRATING WORLD GIRAFFE DAY

Published: 21/06/2019 6:00am

It’s June 21st – the longest day of the year here in the UK. What better day to celebrate the longest-necked animal in the world? says Emily Neil, Born Free’s Field Conservation Assistant.

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PAWS FOR THOUGHT

Published: 05/06/2019 10:30am

Born Free’s Sarah Locke explains how the World Health Organisation is massively failing wildlife.

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THE COMMON GOAL OF SHAPING A BETTER WORLD

Published: 03/06/2019 8:32am

Born Free’s Hitesh Patel explains how partnerships can build a better world and more sustainable future.

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RESCUING AFRICAN GREY PARROTS

Published: 20/05/2019 10:23am

In a guest blog, Laura Craddock, Fundraising and Communications Manager at the Born Free-supported Limbe Wildlife Centre, reveals how the centre is rescuing and rehabilitating endangered African grey parrots

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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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