Five ways we can make the world a better place post-pandemic
Dr Nikki Tagg, Born Free's Conservation Programmes Manager, suggests five ways we can make the world a better place post-coronavirus.
Adopt a lion
The lion holds a special place in our hearts as the inspiration behind Born Free as the charity we know today. Sadly, lion populations have experienced a 43% drop in numbers over the last 21 years.
Adopt an elephant
Poaching for ivory and trophy hunting are still major issues affecting elephants today. Driven by human population growth, more of the elephants’ natural habitat is being lost to settlements and agricultural use.
Adopt a giraffe
Classed as Vulnerable on the IUCN’s Red List, giraffe numbers have suffered a population decline of 40% over three generations across Africa, and have become extinct in seven countries including Nigeria and Guinea.
Adopt a rhino
Meru National Park in Kenya was a former black rhino stronghold. Aerial surveys in 1976 revealed there were 120 black rhino in the park, however, the entire population was wiped out due to poaching in the 1970s and early 1980s.
The circus - no place for wild animals
The stresses of frequent transport, the inadequacy of minimal housing space, the exploitative displays in the ring, and frequent accusations of abuse; it is clear that life in a circus brings compromises and cruelty to wild animals.
Wildlife and coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic, and its devastating impacts on the lives of people and the global economy, has brought home the risks that commercial wildlife trade and consumption also pose to human society.
Two dolphins released into the wild
It’s World Dolphin Day and the perfect time to dive into the Born Free archives to remember the rescue and release of dolphins Tom and Misha.
Lions say goodbye to the circus
Angela, Bellone, Louga and Saïda are four lions who all shared this miserable existence. Born Free wants to provide them with a better future.
Wild lions of Meru National Park
Meru is a very special place with a very special connection for Born Free – it was where Elsa, the lioness made famous by the book and film Born Free, was released back into the wild.
In conversation with Virginia McKenna OBE
Virginia McKenna OBE, Born Free's co-founder, gives a personal account of how she finds nature in every day modern life and what she hopes for the future of wildlife.
Chimpanzees for neighbours
Dr Matt McLennan is the Director and Co-Founder of the Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project in Uganda, where chimpanzees live alongside farmers in rural areas of the country and often come into conflict with one another.
Tracking lions in Kenya
Our field team in Kenya monitors the 60-80 lions who live in Meru National Park every day.
Living with Tigers
Co-existence between humans and tigers is the daily challenge for rural communities in India, which is home to about 3,000 – or 70% – of all wild tigers left worldwide. Born Free's Nikki Tagg explains in the latest podcast episode.
Elsa - the lioness rescued from the circus
In 2014, Born Free worked with Italian animal welfare organisation Lega Anti Vivisezione (LAV) to remove Elsa, along with several other animals, from a ramshackle circus in Sardinia.
Have we forgotten about dolphins?
With more than 3,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity worldwide today, we discuss why bottlenose dolphins, beluga whales and sea lions are treated so differently from their relatives.