ORANGUTANS ON THE BRINK

Orangutans face considerable threats. In the wild, palm oil production is destroying their forest homes. In captivity, they are cruelly exploited for ‘entertainment’.

But there is hope. The Born Free-supported Orangutan Foundation is working in the rainforests of Indonesia Borneo to save and protect the world’s precious orangutans and their habitat.

The situation for orangutans really is critical. But with your help, we can give them a better future.

LION PRIDE BEFORE THE FALL

"This remarkable book opens our eyes and hearts to the world of the African lion, of one of our planet’s most magnificent and yet vulnerable wild creatures." 

- Virginia McKenna OBE

A stunning new photographic book by renowned photographer George Logan.

Support our Kickstarter and help protect the precious wild lion population living in Meru National Park, Kenya - the home of Elsa the lioness.

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THE MCKENNA-TRAVERS AWARD FOR COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATION

The McKenna-Travers Award for Compassionate Conservation is now open for entries!

The award is named in honour of Virginia McKenna OBE, her late husband Bill Travers MBE, and their eldest son, Will Travers OBE, who co-founded the charity that became Born Free in 1984.

The award not only raises the professional profile of the winner but confers a substantial project grant worth up to £10,000 to help the winner implement their Compassionate Conservation agenda.

The deadline for applications is 14th August 2020.

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WE ARE BORN FREE

We’re an animal charity that’s passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Founded by Virginia McKenna, Will Travers and Bill Travers, we work tirelessly to stop the exploitation and suffering of individual animals living in captivity or in the wild. From the start we’ve campaigned for a future where animals and people can co-exist and where threatened and endangered species are protected for generations to come. 

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RAISE THE RED FLAG

Raise the Red Flag for captive wild animals!

  • Report your concerns about captive wild animals 
  • Search our map to read some of the reports we have received
  • Find out how you can take action to help captive wild animals worldwide
  • Supported by British Airways Holidays.

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POPULAR ANIMAL ADOPTIONS

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END THE GREAT BETRAYAL

Join the movement to stop lion farming and canned hunting. Watch our animation 'The Bitter Bond' then sign our petition to urge the South African government to end canned hunting.

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STOP CRUELTY AND SAVE LIVES

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