Will Travers is the co-founder and CEO of the Born Free Foundation, an international organization that aims to protect wild animals and their habitats. Travers has dedicated his life to the cause of animal welfare and has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the threats faced by wildlife around the world.
When he was just five years old in 1964, Travers accompanied his parents to Kenya, where they starred in the 1966 film "Born Free". The movie, based on a true story, featured Travers' parents as conservationists Joy and George Adamson, who saved a lioness cub named Elsa and successfully reintroduced her to the wild. This experience had a profound impact on Travers' parents, leading them to become passionate advocates for the protection of wild animals and their natural habitats.
Under Travers' leadership, the Born Free Foundation has become a leading voice for animal welfare and conservation. The organisation's work includes rescuing and rehabilitating animals, campaigning for stronger animal protection laws, and raising public awareness about the plight of wildlife.
In addition to his role as President of Born Free USA and the Species Survival Network, Will played a key role in establishing the Great Ape Survival Partnership. He has also been recognised as a Fellow of the RGS and holds a membership in the IUCN SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group.
Travers has been recognised for his contributions to animal welfare and conservation. He has received numerous awards, including an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his services to wildlife conservation.