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.

THE ZOOS DIRECTIVE 20 YEARS ON – WHAT’S CHANGED?

Published: 09/04/2022 12:01am

Born Free's Head of Policy Dr Mark Jones reflects on 20 years of discourse on the role and relevance of zoos across Europe and the wider world, yet fears little has changed for the lives of zoo animals.

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THE SATPUDA LANDSCAPE TIGER PARTNERSHIP SEMINAR 2022

Published: 08/04/2022 10:23am

"Not all superheroes wear capes": Yash Dalmia reports back on the amazing progress being made in India, to protect highly threatened Bengal tigers and their habitats.

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WORLD HEALTH DAY 2022 – AN AMBOSELI OUTLOOK

Published: 07/04/2022 12:01am

On World Health Day, Born Free Kenya's Ivy Malemba reports on the newly launched Feminine Hygiene project in Amboseli, which helps over 350 adolescent girls avoid missing school during their period.

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25 YEARS OF JOY AT SHAMWARI

Published: 29/03/2022 12:38pm

On 29th March 1997, Born Free first opened our big cat sanctuary at Shamwari, in South Africa. Our manager there, Catherine Gillson, looks back on 25 years of giving a loving, lifetime home to rescued lions and leopards.

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BORN FREE AT 38

Published: 19/03/2022 12:01am

Will Travers OBE reflects on the remarkable work achieved over the past 38 years, and sets out his vision for a more compassionate future.

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WORKING WITH LIONS

Published: 08/03/2022 8:22am

Catherine Gillson, Born Free Manager at our big cat sanctuary in Shamwari, South Africa, explains why she loves working with rescued lions and watching them transform.

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IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION IN RURAL KENYA

Published: 02/03/2022 1:03pm

Born Free’s Phoebe Odhiang reports on the Schools for Kenya Trustees visit to partner schools in March 2022.

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SAVING TIGERS WITH YASH

Published: 25/02/2022 12:01am

Born Free has a new Network Support Consultant in India. Yashvardhan Dalmia will help coordinate a network of local organisations, devoted to tiger conservation.

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THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR?

Published: 17/12/2021 2:42pm

Born Free’s Junior Ambassador Hector Batemen explores the use of reindeer at Christmas events, and urges people to think twice before visiting attractions featuring live animals.

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WILDLIFE CONSERVATION DAY

Published: 03/12/2021 12:01am

Born Free’s Conservation Projects Officer Penny Banham shares some of the amazing work our teams and our partners do to protect threatened animals across the globe.

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RHINO CONSERVATION

Published: 04/10/2021 12:01am

Born Free's newest Youth Ambassador, Ayan Kamath Mehra, describes his passion for rhino conservation.

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COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATION IN ACTION

Published: 20/09/2021 8:00am

Born Free’s Head of Conservation Dr Nikki Tagg introduces our newly published two-year report and encourages us to have conservation confidence.

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FAROE ISLANDS' DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER

Published: 16/09/2021 12:31pm

Born Free’s Policy Adviser, Dominic Dyer, has campaigned for years for marine animal protection. In this blog he explains why the slaughter of dolphins in The Faroe Islands should be consigned to history.

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SEARCHING FOR GOLD

Published: 01/07/2021 8:00am

Ian Redmond OBE Explains How The Future For Orangutans Is In The Balance, But You Could Help Tip The Scales In Their Favour.

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MY PASSION FOR LIONS

Published: 23/04/2021 2:55pm

By Critically Acclaimed Photographer George Logan, Creator Of Lion: Pride Before The Fall.

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