In its widely anticipated report, the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission (SAWC) has recommended: The development of a positive list of species deemed suitable to be kept as pets & a ban on the importation of wild-caught animals for the pet trade.
Ahead of COP15 of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Born Free, is urging the world’s governments to ensure targets are ambitious, actionable and have the wellbeing of all wildlife at their core.
Born Free joins leading animal welfare organisations to campaign to end the cruel use of captive reindeer in festive displays across the UK.
Born Free recently joined the ‘Social Media Animal Cruelty Coalition’ with the united aim of addressing the issue of animal cruelty videos on social media.
The conservation world has been focussed on Panama over the past two weeks, where the 19th Conference of the Parties to CITES, the global wildlife regulator, took place.
Henry Smith MP's Private Members Bill calling for a ban on the import of wild animal trophies completed its 2nd reading in the House of Commons.
Born Free’s Head of Policy, Dr Mark Jones chats to Nomusa Dube, founder of the Zimbabwe Elephant Foundation, dedicated to helping communities co-exist with wildlife.
The world’s wildlife trade regulator has recommended a raft of measures aimed at reducing the risk of future zoonotic diseases emerging from trade in protected species.
Our Head of Policy, Dr Mark Jones, urges the UK government to make good on their promise to ban trophy hunting imports and set a precedent for other countries to follow.
Since two new proposals were made public, Born Free, alongside partner organisations, has been asking that governments reject both outright.