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.

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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HOW TO SHOOT A TIGER

Published: 25/01/2019 11:26am

Born Free’s filmmaker Filip Fortuna goes on the hunt for wild tigers… with his camera!

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REMEMBERING GINNY

Published: 23/01/2019 7:00am

Born Free’s adopted moon bear Ginny, who lived at the Born Free-supported Animals Asia bear sanctuary in China, passed away recently following a short illness. Here, Born Free’s Co-Founder & Trustee, Virginia McKenna OBE, and Animals Asia’s Founder & CEO, Jill Robinson, remember Ginny’s life.

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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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