Encore Show: Born Free – Lessons from a life of charity & conservation with Will Travers OBE

Ever wondered what life must be like establishing and leading your own charity? My guest for this Special Encore Show, Will Travers OBE is an internationally renowned wildlife expert who has dedicated his life to wildlife issues, since he lived in Kenya while his parents, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, made the film Born Free (1966). In 1984, he co-founded the wildlife charity now known as The Born Free Foundation, which works to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species worldwide. Will is President of Born Free and President of the Species Survival Network (SSN), an international coalition of over 100 organizations committed to the promotion, enhancement and enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Join us to learn from lessons acquired while leading a high profile charity and the conservation issues that we should all be caring about today.

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Will Travers

Will Travers is an internationally renowned wildlife expert who has dedicated his life to wildlife issues, since he lived in Kenya while his parents, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, made the film Born Free (1966). In 1984, he co-founded the wildlife charity now known as The Born Free Foundation, which works to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species worldwide. Will is President of Born Free and President of the Species Survival Network (SSN), an international coalition of over 100 organizations committed to the promotion, enhancement and strict enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. He has been involved in rescuing elephants, tigers and lions and is always willing to share his knowledge to further Born Free’s vision for a more compassionate future. Will was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2012 for Services to Conservation and Animal Welfare in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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