Born Free works in more than 20 countries across the world to protect threatened species in their natural habitats. Our field projects are run by expert teams of compassionate conservationists who dedicate their lives to conserving wildlife.
Working on the frontline of wildlife conservation in tough conditions can be difficult, and it is vital that our teams have access to the tools and equipment they need to Keep Wildlife in the Wild.
Can you support our field projects by donating much needed items in good working order?
Two tablet computers are required for the animal care team to carry out daily observations and reports on our rescued lions and leopards when in the field.
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is in urgent need of laptop computers for their office to assist with the smooth running of the centre.
It also needs handheld GPS units (Garmin 72 or similar) to help them monitor animals post-release. Post-release monitoring is important to the survival of the individual animals and the future development and improvement of the programme.
Born Free Kenya urgently needs lightweight camping gear (eg tents, sleeping bags and boots) and handheld GPS units (Garmin 72 or similar) for its de-snaring patrols. Since this programme started, the team has removed over 4,000 wire snares, saved trapped wild animals and reached out to thousands of community members.
Ensessa Kotteh needs head torches to help staff move around the 77-hectare centre safely in the dark to check on the animals. Additionally, a camera trap would help the team monitor the native wildlife living in the wilderness areas - to both help protect the wildlife and as an educational tool for the school groups who visit the centre each year.
A network of 34 conservation officers working to conserve and protect endangered marine species including sea turtles, dugongs, whales, dolphins and whale sharks need waterproof digital cameras to assist in underwater monitoring activities.
EWCP rangers regularly need to hike through muddy, marshy and rocky terrain to monitor and protect Ethiopian wolves. However, adequate equipment is often expensive and hard to come by. Any second hand waterproof/Gortex boots (men’s sizes only please) would help the team undertake its activities.
The Zambia Primate Project needs any lightweight camping gear (such as tents and camping beds) to allow the post-release monitoring teams to stay in field.