In a new hard-hitting report, charities Born Free and the RSPCA say the extensive trade in and keeping of exotic wild animals in the UK presents a ‘ticking time bomb’ for animal welfare, species conservation and human and animal health.
South Africa’s Environment Minister Barbara Creecy, spelled out a new direction for the country and its efforts to conserve some of the world’s most iconic species this past weekend, by tackling the controversial issue of captive-lion breeding.
Born Free is calling for European zoos to phase-out the keeping of giraffe in captivity and instead focus their conservation resources on the protection of giraffe populations in the wild.
International wildlife charity, Born Free, shares 20 animal welfare and conservation successes to help spread a little happiness at the end of 2020.
Born Free has launched the Global Nature Recovery Investment Initiative (GNRII) aimed at bringing about the transformative changes needed to protect people and wildlife around the globe.
International wildlife charity Born Free is calling on the Government to implement a long-overdue review and reform of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 to significantly raise the standards in the more than 300 licensed zoos in Britain. Find out more…
Tomorrow, 11th June, is my 30th birthday. Rather than thinking about parties and presents, I would like to take the opportunity to highlight some recent, poignant rescue stories from Born Free and some of the amazing people who are raising money for the charity during this time.
As Britain enters a period where opportunities for people to leave the house are restricted, and as some zoos plead poverty and threaten to kill their animals, we need to consider carefully what this crisis means for animals in captivity – now and into the future. Dr Chris Draper, Head of Animal Welfare & Captivity at Born Free shares his views…
Yesterday morning I joined a small gathering of Lords, wildlife campaigners, press and change-makers in Westminster’s House of Lords to view a presentation on a long-awaited and much-needed initiative to End Wildlife Crime.
The lion population across Africa has dropped by nearly 97% in the last century, with many reports suggesting that wild lions would be extinct by 2020.