Born Free saves orphaned big cats, great apes and elephants and provides their food and care. As human populations expand, wildlife comes under increasing threat. Born Free is determined to try to halt the race to extinction by protecting rare species in their natural habitat. Working with local communities, they find compassionate solutions so people and wildlife can live together. Educational activities inspire young and old alike to respect the wild. Their high-profile campaigns take effective action and provide animals with a voice.
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Former Charity Coordinator for Animal Friends Pet Insurance, Marianne Matthews (Maz), is currently living out her dream volunteering with Born Free in Kenya and we are delighted to be able to sponsor her. Welcome to the first of Maz’s guest blogs, a series we will be running to see how she is making a difference to wildlife conservation. (more…)
On 18th September Dr William Fowlds, a deeply passionate South African wildlife vet who has had first-hand experience in dealing with poached rhinos, spoke at the Royal Geographical Society in London giving an inspirational personal account of his fight to save the mutilated survivors of rhino poaching and how one particular incident is reshaping attitudes towards a conservation crisis.
The evening commenced with an introduction by adventurer and survival expert Bear Grylls with opening and closing words by the Born Free Foundation’s founder, Virginia McKenna OBE and CEO Will Travers OBE. To conclude the evening, a small auction was held to raise funds for TUSK Trust and Born Free Foundation to further support their conservation efforts and help tackle the poaching crisis. (more…)