Episode 23: Will Travers

President of the Born Free Foundation: Why Wildlife Matters

“The one message I have is that these are wild animals, and they deserve all the respect we should give them.”

Will Travers OBE is the executive president and co-founder of the international wildlife charity Born Free. His parents starred in the oscar winning movie Born Free, where Will, as a young child, traveled to Kenya and established his passion for wildlife conservation –  in 2012, Will was awarded an ‘OBE’ for his conservation and animal welfare services. As a passionate animal rights activist, he manages to safeguard wildlife conservation across regions in Africa, Asia, America, and Europe.  Will is also the ‘President of the Species Survival Network’ and a member of the ‘IUCN SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group’. 

In this episode, Will Travers reflects on the true story of the film Born Free and his experience while being on location in Kenya. He touches upon the initiation of the foundation and the preservation of large-scale habitats of endangered species. Will describes current conservation projects like the ‘year of the lion’, his upcoming royal society event, and adventure tourism. Together, Richard and Will discuss the importance of nature, the rainbow belt, as well as their views on trophy hunting and its political aspect. 

To find out more about Will, visit: www.bornfree.org.uk

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Created & produced by: Podcast Partners
Published: Nov 30, 2022


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