OSCAP Rhino Conference 2014
William Travers, Born Free Foundation
William Travers OBE
President Born Free Foundation and Born Free USA
William 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 charitable organisation 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 USA, a national animal advocacy non-profit 501©(3) organization and is President of the Species Survival Network (SSN), an international coalition of more than 80 organizations committed to the promotion, enhancement and strict enforcement of CITES.
He has been involved in rescuing elephants, tigers and lions and is always willing to share his experience and 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 June 2012 for Services to Conservation and Animal Welfare in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.