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Adam M Roberts

Born Free USA Blog

by Adam M Roberts,
Chief Executive Officer

When it comes to animals, Adam Roberts not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk. Since beginning his animal advocacy career in Washington, D.C. in 1991, Adam's ambition, tireless involvement, and profound knowledge of conservation and wildlife issues have cemented him as a go-to voice for protecting animals — and he has elevated Born Free USA to the respected and impactful organization that we know today. Adam's compassionate, informed, and forward-thinking blogs will surely motivate you to join us in our fight to Keep Wildlife in the Wild.

Nothing to Worry About

Published 10/31/08

So the first deadly piece of the puzzle has been put in place. Just under 8 tonnes of Namibian ivory went under the hammer for about $1.3m. One hundred tonnes more will soon follow from three other southern African countries.

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A Personal Thank You

Published 10/06/08

Economic meltdown, stock market crash, panic on Main Street, Wall Street, High Street ... It makes me wonder where to turn to for security.

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Animals in zoos may live longer, but what’s living when you have no life?

Published 09/24/08

What is the point of the animals being in the zoo in the first place?

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When is an elephant like a fish?

(Reporting from CITES in Geneva)

Published 07/16/08

When is an elephant like a fish? I was wondering about this today ... why?

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Once more elephants are top of the bill

(Reporting from CITES in Geneva)

Published 07/14/08

Will China get to bid for 110 tonnes of ivory?

A highly critical report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a member of the Species Survival Network (SSN) indicates that any move to approve ivory trade with China is dangerously premature.

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Excuses in a sorry story

Published 06/11/08

It is amazing what excuses people will conjure up when faced with the unacceptability of their behavior.

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Misguided Plans for the Baghdad Zoo

Published 05/28/08

After the tragedy that befell the Baghdad Zoo in the first Gulf War and the heroic efforts of Lawrence Anthony to bring relief to the animals imprisoned there, I thought the zoo had faded into gentle obsolescence — but I was wrong!

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Mexico Gives Trade in Wild Parrots the Bird!

Published 04/28/08

Hard on the heels of the Cameroonian Parrot trade bust (and the subsequent release of hundreds of African Grey Parrots back to the wild) — here’s some really great news from Mexico.

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