Born Free Foundation
02/21/2017 at 12:28. Facebook
This Saturday, we're linking-up with Compass Ethical Travel and Volunteering to host a FREE one-day conference in Birmingham.

“I meet so many people who ask me what they can do to help wild animals in need and, of course, one way is to volunteer for a project designed to care for individual wild animals, or protect threatened species, or assist remote local communities – or all three....
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Born Free Foundation
02/21/2017 at 10:40. Facebook
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Founder of Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society and Honorary President of the World Cetacean Alliance (of which Born Free is a founding member) applauds Virgin Holidays' announcement giving its strengthened position on holidays involving captive cetaceans. #TankFree #SanctuariesNotTanks
Born Free Foundation
02/21/2017 at 10:24. Facebook
This #TankFree Tuesday, sign our pledge to not visit captive dolphin facilities or swim with dolphins. Visiit: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 17:18. Facebook
South Africa’s proposal could further threaten the world’s remaining rhinos by creating a massive loophole that will enable organised criminal syndicates to get rhino horns out of South Africa and into illegal markets, fuelling demand.

Born Free is doing all it can to persuade the South African government not to go down this road, and instead to focus on protecting its remaining rhinos and...
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Rhinos at risk

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Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 17:00. Facebook
Born Free welcomes Virgin Holiday’s updated position on attractions featuring captive whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans). Its key commitments include:

• A decision to no longer sell or promote any new attractions or hotels that feature captive whales and dolphins for entertainment purposes.
• Ensuring that existing facilities displaying captive cetaceans,...
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Could Virgin’s commitment hasten the end of captive dolphin exploitation?

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Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 15:50. Facebook
Hundreds of people joined the 6th annual Taiji Action Day for Dolphins March which took place in London on Friday. Over 650 dolphins and pilot whales were killed at Taiji Cove in 2016, with nearly 200 being taken alive into captivity from the hunts.

Dominic Dyer, Policy Adviser at Born Free, spoke outside of the Japanese Embassy at the end of the march, as well as Born Free Patron and Actor,...
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Taiji Action Day for Dolphins

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Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 10:48. Facebook
"Rhino are an ancient species whose current plight is entirely the result of human greed, It is our responsibility to ensure this amazing creature is not lost on our watch.” - Tim Oloo, Born Free Kenya Country Manager

How playing our raffle could help save rhinos:
• Buy 10 tickets and buy a rhino ranger a pair of boots
• Buy 15 tickets and buy a camera to record and monitor rhinos
• Buy 20...
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Born Free Foundation | Save Africa's Rhino Raffle - Raffle Home Page | Raffle Player

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Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 09:30. Facebook
If you could sum up a morning on half term - this would be it! #HappyMonday #Lion #LionCub

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Born Free Foundation
02/18/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Pangolins occupy a wide range of habitats; they can be found in subtropical and tropical forests, thick bush, grasslands, dry woodlands, open savannah regions and even in agricultural areas like rubber plantations. The black-bellied or long-tailed African pangolin is the smallest of the species, usually weighing around 2 to 3kg. The giant ground pangolin, also an African species, is the...
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Born Free Foundation
02/18/2017 at 16:05. Facebook
Born Free Foundation
02/18/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Pangolins are the most illegally traded mammal in the world, with one million pangolins believed to have been taken from the wild in the past decade alone. Their only defence is to roll up into a ball, which is effective against large carnivores but no match for human poachers, who can simply pick up the animal. Scientific experts agree that all eight pangolin species are declining rapidly....
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Born Free Foundation
02/18/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
The only mammal to have scales, a pangolin's armour is made of keratin, the same protein that makes up our own hair and nails. They do not have teeth and are unable to chew! Instead, they have long sticky tongues (which are longer than their body) that they use to catch the insects they feed on. The name means ‘something that rolls up’ from the Malay word ‘pengguling’.#WorldPangolinDay

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Born Free Foundation
02/18/2017 at 12:48. Facebook
Compass- Ethical - Travel and Volunteering Conference In association with Born Free and Blood Lions. Are you looking to volunteer abroad this year or may be looking for that great safari adventure in Africa? This event offers advice & information for people who are interested in volunteering and wa...

Compass- Ethical Travel and Volunteering Conference

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Born Free Foundation
02/18/2017 at 12:44. Facebook
Born Free Foundation
02/18/2017 at 12:44. Facebook
Born Free Foundation
02/18/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
There are eight known species of pangolin, four in Africa and four in Asia. Some of them climb trees while others dig holes! Pangolins eat ants and termites - up to 70 million in a year. They use their strong front legs to break up nest structures, specialized eyelids to protect from biting insects and elongated sticky tongues to lap up the insects and their larvae. #WorldPangolinDay

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Born Free Foundation
02/18/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
This #WorldPangolinDay, adopt a pangolin with Born Free

Dehydrated and underweight, Pangi was only a tiny baby when she was rescued. With loving care and regular bottle-feeds she gradually recovered, and is now strong enough to hunt for ants and climb trees. Help look after Pangi and her friends from just £2.50 p/month. Your optional adoption pack will include: FREE cuddly toy • A glossy...
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Born Free Foundation
02/18/2017 at 09:44. Facebook
Born Free Foundation
02/18/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Seeking an end to captive dolphin, porpoise and whale exploitation this #WorldWhaleDay

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Born Free Foundation
02/17/2017 at 12:18. Facebook
"It is the plain duty of man to guard and to protect what is at his mercy, and at the same time guarantee the survival of creatures which have so much to contribute to his knowledge and pleasure."
- #GeorgeAdamson (1968)

This #WorldCatDay & #RandomActsOfKindnessDay- do one thing for wildlife today. Visit:[ Bit.ly Link ]