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.

DROWNING IN PLASTIC

Published: 24/10/2018 7:00am

While it’s not difficult to see plastics littered on a daily basis, sometimes it can be difficult to comprehend the hidden changes to our biodiversity that run deeper than animals, says Born Free's Sarah Locke.

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GARDENERS OF THE FOREST

Published: 18/10/2018 7:00am

Wild animals play a crucial role in developing and maintaining ecosystems, says Born Free's Senior Wildlife Consultant Ian Redmond OBE.

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LEFT BEHIND

Published: 16/10/2018 7:00am

Emily Neil, Born Free's Field Conservation Assistant, examines how elephants hunting hurts the whole herd.

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BORN FREE AT IWT: DAY TWO

Published: 12/10/2018 2:51pm

Born Free is at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018 in London - a two-day conference that has brought together more than 80 countries to tackle the £17bn a year illegal trade in wildlife.

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BORN FREE AT IWT: DAY ONE

Published: 11/10/2018 2:17pm

Born Free is at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018 in London - a two-day conference that has brought together more than 80 countries to tackle the £17bn a year illegal trade in wildlife.

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IS YOUR NEIGHBOUR A DANGEROUS WILD ANIMAL?

Published: 09/10/2018 7:00am

From death adders in Plymouth, to zebras in Scotland, nearly 5,000 dangerous wild animals are privately-owned in Britain, explains Born Free's Campaigns Officer Samantha Goddard.

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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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