Lions of Lyon explore their new home!
This is what it's all about, the moment the Lions of Lyon are finally introduced to their new, spacious and natural enclosure.
Wildlife conservation in the field
Before joining Born Free as Head of Conservation, Dr Liz Greengrass has amassed a wealth of expertise in the field, and this episode gives an insight into the reality of fieldwork and how we can transform research into real, tangible benefits for wildlife.
An unconventional route to conservation
Will Travers OBE is Born Free’s President and Co-Founder. In this episode we chat about his unusual upbringing while his parents, Virginia McKenna OBE and Bill Travers MBE filmed Born Free in Kenya.
The Bitter Bond
Most lions in South Africa are born and raised in captivity. Keepers charge tourists to hug and take photos with them. Then, when they grow too big for cuddles, they’re sold to trophy hunters and shot in private game reserves. We want to stop it.
The return of Meru’s rhinos
In 1989, Kenya’s Meru National Park lost all of its rhinos due to poaching. But just over a decade later, they were reintroduced and today their numbers are increasing. We pay tribute to their guards, whose work in Meru we proudly support.
Canned lion hunting
In 2015, Beth Jennings travelled to South Africa to volunteer at what she thought was a rescue centre for lion cubs. Almost immediately, she realised the lions she was helping to hand-rear were being bred for a much sinister purpose.
Who are dholes?
Dhole, or Asiatic wild dogs are rarer than tigers, with just 2,215 adults remaining in Asia.
In conversation with Bella Lack
Bella is one of the UK’s most celebrated young conservationists – speaking to governments, being involved in Parliamentary debates and in her role as Born Free’s youngest Youth Ambassador, she already has an astounding CV.
Busting the myths of trophy hunting
Dr Mark Jones, Born Free’s Head of Policy, exposes the hard truths of trophy hunting and explains the individual suffering it causes, the disruption to an animal’s familial herds or prides and the implications it can have on the wider ecosystem.
Great Debate: How to debate
What are the qualities of a great debater?
Kate Davis and Charlotte Bayer from Allen and Overy give us their top tips for debating.
Great Debate: Taking responsibility
Plastic isn’t, in itself, the problem, it’s how we use it and how we dispose of it. We are already unable to cope with the amount of plastic waste we generate. How can YOU take responsibility for the issue of plastic pollution?
Plastic: Whose responsibility?
Plastics in the environment impact environmental, wildlife and human health alike, with a legacy that could be centuries long. However, who is responsible for their ubiquitous use and poor disposal?
Wild animals as exotic pets
The first episode of the Born Free Podcast discussed the increasing trend of keeping wild animals as pets across the world, with Dr Chris Draper, Born Free’s Head of Captivity and Animal Welfare.
Raise the Red Flag
Born Free's Raise the Red Flag initiative allows supporters to report their concerns about captive wild animals and to view our map highlighting some of the facilities and locations we have received reports about from other concerned members of the public.
How to protect wildlife from trade
Ahead of the big wildlife trade meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, Born Free's Head of Policy, Dr Mark Jones explains what the meeting is about and what Born Free's delegation will fight for in order to protect endangered wildlife species.
King the lion: one year on
Throwback to one year ago, when King began his journey to our big cat sanctuary at Shamwari Private Game Reserve!