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 social media, to stay updated.

UK ZOOS ARE FALLING SHORT

Published: 05/10/2018 7:00am

Born Free's new Captivity Campaigns Manager, Ellie Henderson, reflects on her recent visits to five UK zoos.

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DIVIDED BY DNA. LINKED BY LOSS

Published: 02/10/2018 8:00am

Savannah and forest elephants diverged millions of years ago, but their plight is the same today, says Born Free’s Conservation Projects Officer Penny Banham

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BURNING AMBITION

Published: 28/09/2018 7:00am

What is it like to attend an ivory burn? As part of our Elephants in Crisis campaign, Born Free’s President and Co-Founder, Will Travers OBE, describes the tumult of emotions he felt at two ivory burns in Kenya

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MY WILD MALAWI ADVENTURE

Published: 26/09/2018 9:29am

What's it like to volunteer on a Born Free-supported project? In a guest blog, Laura Praill describes her incredible time at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre in Malawi

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MARINA: A BEAUTIFUL SOUL

Published: 19/09/2018 2:35pm

Glen Vena, Born Free’s Animal Care Manager at our big cat sanctuary in South Africa, remembers Marina the lioness who recently passed away.

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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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