Internationally renowned wildlife expert Will Travers has dedicated his life to wildlife issues, since living in Kenya while his parents, Virginia McKenna and the late Bill Travers, made the film Born Free (1966). In 1984, he co-founded the charitable organization now known as the Born Free Foundation, which works to stop individual wild animal suffering, protect threatened species worldwide and keep wildlife in the wild. Will has been involved in rescuing elephants, tigers, lions and dolphins and is always willing to share his experience and knowledge to further Born Free’s vision for a more compassionate future.
Will is also a board member of Born Free USA and president of the Species Survival Network, an international coalition of more than 100 organizations committed to the promotion, enhancement and strict enforcement of CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). He was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to Conservation and Animal Welfare.