Born Free has an international reputation for animal welfare and conservation. Not quite as well known is our focus and work in sustainability and environmental policy.
Over the last 70 years, the world has experienced dramatic changes. A rapidly expanding population resulting in an increased demand for habitable land and consumer goods has created intense pressures on the natural systems and resources we all rely on to survive, whether human or animal. The United Nations has acknowledged the importance of alleviating these pressures through its Sustainability Development Goals, established in the Paris Agreement of 2015, which requires governments around the world to work towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future.
The onus is upon us all to create a balanced and harmonious environment, where adequate resources such as water, food and shelter are available for all, and wildlife can live safely in the wild. To work towards this, Born Free has committed to reducing its impact on the environment, reducing its contribution to global warming (through carbon offsetting programmes), and empowering local communities to be better able to meet their own needs.