Born Free Foundation
01/19/2017 at 13:06. Facebook
“We are saddened but not surprised by today’s report that over half of world's wild primates face extinction. Biodiversity in all its forms has paid a heavy price as pressures on natural resources have grown. Increasingly, primates are living on the fringe, surviving in modified habitats and small forest fragments. In over twenty years of working in Africa, there have been few places I have...
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Over half of world's wild primate species face extinction, report reveals

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Born Free Foundation
01/19/2017 at 10:18. Facebook
#TBT 1990 & 2016. Mugaruka, son of world-renowned silverback Mushamuka, who famously featured on a DRC bank note, was tragically killed by poachers in 1997. His son Mugaruka was only four when he lost his hand in a snare (just two days after this photo was taken), and just 13 when he had to become responsible for his father’s large family.

Based in Kahuzi Biega National Park, our extremely...
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Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 17:52. Facebook
The full details of the incident are not yet known, but it is believed a young Sumatran orangutan, Indah, managed to escape into the keeper area near her enclosure. Staff closed the area off from visitors, and Indah was later recaptured.

The incident comes less than a year after the same area was closed off due to four orangutans escaping the exhibition; and just months after a gorilla,...
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Orangutan escapes enclosure at Chester Zoo for a second time

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Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 16:03. Facebook
Based at our sanctuary in Bannerghatta National Park, our rescued tigers need your support.

Having come into conflict with humans early in their lives, Gopal (6), Madesha (14) and Jawaraiah (16) can never go back to the wild. This is due to the tragic conditions they endured before we rescued them. However with your help, we can give them the best possible lifetime care and the respect they...
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Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 15:04. Facebook
“The measures announced by DEFRA Ministers so far have been weak and largely meaningless – only restricting sales of raw ivory and worked items containing ivory dated between 1947 and the present day. This leaves pre-1947, so-called ‘antique’, ivory items, available for sale and the official data makes it clear that the volumes of ivory leaving this country for China and other destinations are...
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Born Free calls on UK Government to shut down domestic ivory market

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Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 12:33. Facebook
Dr Cheryl Mvula MBE, Senior Technical Advisor for the GRI - Zambia Primate Project features in this article outlining the 12 best jobs in travel.

If you'd like to volunteer for Born Free, please visit: [ Bornfree.org.uk Link ]

Get Paid To Travel: the 12 best jobs in travel – and how you can do them

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Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 12:24. Facebook
We're delighted to be linking-up with Compass Ethical Travel and Volunteering to host a FREE one-day conference on the 25th February 2017 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...
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Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 11:53. Facebook
Please sign this petition calling for an end to the badger cull instead of expanding to new areas: [ Parliament.uk Link ] | #StopTheCull
Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 11:49. Facebook
"Sadly, many of the factors leading to the extinction of the Caspian tiger continue to blight the tiger today: habitat loss, lack of prey and hunting.

To thrive, tigers need to be protected on the ground from poaching, and they need intact habitat, an adequate water supply and abundant prey. Given those conditions, they are prolific breeders and if left alone, will quickly populate an area"-...
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Cousins of extinct giant Caspian tigers could thrive again in Central Asia

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Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 10:58. Facebook
GREAT NEWS: Parliament will debate the UK ivory petition on the 6th February 2017!

Please contact your local MP and ask them to attend. You can find your local MPs contact information here: [ Writetothem.com Link ]

Photo by Margot Raggett Photography
Born Free Foundation
yesterday at 08:00. Facebook
“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.” - A.A. Milne, author of #WinnieThePooh #WinnieThePoohDay

Help us bring an end to the suffering and exploitation of captive wild animals. Visit: [ Bit.ly Link ] for more information.
Born Free Foundation
01/17/2017 at 15:25. Facebook
Please sign this petition calling for an end to the badger cull instead of expanding to new areas: [ Parliament.uk Link ]

We need to hit the 100k target! #StopTheCull
Born Free Foundation
01/16/2017 at 17:19. Facebook
“This is an extremely clear indication that people no longer find circuses using animals to be acceptable, and is an important step forward for the welfare of animals in circuses everywhere. But I do not believe that it spells an end to the exploitation of wild animals in circuses in the USA.

However, from the UK perspective, one thing is clear: we cannot simply wait for circuses to cease...
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Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus to cease operations

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Born Free Foundation
01/16/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
Don't let #BlueMonday get you down, make it a #HappyMonday instead!

(Thank you for the photo Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Born Free Foundation
01/15/2017 at 11:07. Facebook
Thank you to everyone who signed the petition, to all our supporters, patrons, and fellow NGOs, we hit the 100k mark a little after midnight

Please do continue to sign the petition here: Shut down the UK's domestic ivory market: [ Parliament.uk Link ]

Photo by Margot Raggett Photography
Born Free Foundation
01/13/2017 at 15:20. Facebook
Less than 3,000 signatures to go! Help us shut down the UK's domestic ivory market: [ Parliament.uk Link ]

Please remember to confirm your signature otherwise it will not be counted. Photo by Margot Raggett Photography
Born Free Foundation
01/13/2017 at 12:07. Facebook
Born Free launched its first virtual reality app – Gorilla Safari VR – taking wildlife-lovers on a fascinating, immersive journey deep into the heart of the African jungle to meet the world’s largest primate, the critically endangered Eastern Lowland Gorilla.

“Meeting gorillas in their natural habitat is a wonderful, often deeply moving experience. With this cutting-edge technology everyone...
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Want to see gorillas in the Congo? You’re virtually there!

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Born Free Foundation
01/13/2017 at 11:07. Facebook
This buzzard was found at the side of the road and taken into a local vets. Yesterday we took him over to our dear friends at Folly Wildlife Rescue in Kent who have the facilities and expertise to care for him.

Here he is being examined by wildlife supervisor, Antonia Blackler. Hopefully after some R & R, he should be ok to return home for release next week. We will keep you posted and thank...
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Born Free Foundation
01/13/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
Be a little cheeky this weekend (& enjoy the snow too ❄) #FridayFeeling

(Thank you for the photo Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards)
Born Free Foundation
01/12/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
THANK YOU to the 94,910 people for signing our petition to shut down the UK's domestic ivory market (UK citizens/residents only): [ Parliament.uk Link ]

Please help us hit the 100k target & remember to confirm your signature otherwise it will not be counted. To confirm your signature, check your emails and click the link in the confirmation email to validate your signature | Photo by Margot...
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