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. 

SOLIO: THE HOTTEST MALE IN MERU

Published: 11/09/2018 7:00am

Born Free Kenya’s Meru Conservation Area Research Officer Simiyu Newton reports on the antics of Meru National Park’s newest lion

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INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE DAY: BACK TO THE WILD

Published: 01/09/2018 7:00am

On International Primate Day, Dr Cheryl Mvula MBE. Born Free's Special Advisor and Senior Technical Advisor at Zambia Primate Project (ZPP), looks back at some of ZPP's success stories.

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CO-EXISTING WITH GIANTS

Published: 31/08/2018 7:29am

As part of our Elephants in Crisis campaign, Born Free's Field Conservation Assistant Emily Neil explains how fiery hot chillies are helping to cool down human-elephant conflict.

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DAMNING GREAT APES TO EXTINCTION

Published: 21/08/2018 8:05am

Born Free's Field Conservation Assistant Emily Neil explains why the natural habitat of the world's great apes is coming under increasing treat from mining and oil exploration.

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ELEPHANTS: A COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE

Published: 17/08/2018 9:24am

As part of our Elephants in Crisis campaign, Born Free Kenya's Phoebe Odihang explains how communities in Meru celebrated World Elephant Day.

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THE UK IVORY BILL: WILL IT BE ENOUGH TO SAVE ELEPHANTS?

Published: 01/08/2018 9:00am

On 23rd May 2018, the UK Government introduced its Ivory Bill to Parliament. But will it be enough to save elephants, asks Born Free's Associate Director Dr Mark Jones.

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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD

Published: 31/07/2018 9:54am

Born Free's President & Co-Founder Will Travers OBE explains why broadcasters must make the story, not political correctness, a priority.

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ON THE FRONTLINE OF CONSERVATION

Published: 31/07/2018 7:29am

Born Free's Sarah Locke pays tribute to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect wildlife this World Ranger Day.

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BIG CAT WORKSHOP

Published: 19/07/2018 12:24pm

Last weekend, Born Free hosted its first Big Cat Workshop. Born Free's Head of Education Laura Gosset describes the very successful event.

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YOUR KING QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Published: 09/07/2018 11:00am

In the last of our blogs on King's journey to South Africa, Born Free's Beth Brooks reveals some of the most frequently asked questions we have received.

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SPOT THE LION!

Published: 08/07/2018 3:29pm

It's been 24 hours since King was introduced to his new home at Shamwari, but how's he getting on? Born Free's Beth Brooks explains.

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KING IS HOME

Published: 07/07/2018 3:03pm

King was introduced to his new home at Shamwari today, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Born Free's Beth Brooks describes the unforgettable moment.

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KING: AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

Published: 06/07/2018 3:27pm

Born Free's Beth Brooks describes King's epic journey from Belgium to South Africa ahead of the introduction to his new home tomorrow.

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KING IS ON HIS WAY HOME

Published: 05/07/2018 6:00am

After months of preparations and the generosity of our supporters, King starts his journey to our big cat sanctuary at Shamwari today. In the first of our series of blogs following his move, Born Free's Beth Brooks explains how we will get him to South Africa.

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COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATION BEGINS IN OUR BACK GARDEN

Published: 02/07/2018 8:45am

Born Free's Sarah Locke explains why National Insect Week was the perfect opportunity to put Compassionate Conservation into action and appreciate all creatures great and small.

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