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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.

The Walls Are Closing in on Lions

Published 12/14/12

A recently released analysis by experts in the field finds African lions have lost 75 percent of their original habitat. The study identifies just 67 isolated regions on the continent where lions now live. Only 15 of those individual regions are believed to contain more than 500 lions, and the total African lion population in the wild is estimated to be between 32,000 and 35,000. A quarter-century ago, there were about 70,000 lions.

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An Assault on Reason

Published 12/06/12

Safari Club International, with its offensively hypocritical motto “The leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide,” has not surprisingly come out against our much-needed efforts to have the African lion listed as “endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

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Great News for African Lions!

Published 11/27/12

More than a year and a half ago we petitioned the Department of the Interior to list the African lion as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) — a vital effort to stop the population decline that has been hurtling the species toward extinction throughout much of its natural range. Today, the Department has published its notice that our petition may be warranted, opening a new 60-day comment period to receive further information on lion conservation and threats.

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When ‘Thank You’ Is Simply Not Enough!

Published 11/21/12

Brian and Kerry make our hearts sing!

On Monday night I saw the end of their sell-out ‘The Born Free Tour’ at High Wycombe. On behalf of myself and the entire Born Free staff I would like to say to Brian and Kerry, as well as their entire team — THANK YOU!

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Compassionate Conservation

Published 11/19/12

Many hunters claim that without them species would disappear, that they are conservationists, that the economics of hunting works.

Maybe they will have to think again.

As reported by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Explorers Journal on Nov. 15, things are changing — in Botswana, at least.

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Safe Trails for All

Published 11/13/12

Note: The following blog appeared on the Huffington Post.

The sign is alarming: "CAUTION wolf traps set in the area near roads and trails. Please keep dogs leashed as they will be attracted to the traps and will be caught. Dogs will bite if approached in trap! If dog is caught place jacket over dog's head and compress springs on either side of trap by standing on them to release animal."

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A Global Call to Action on Behalf of Animals

Published 11/09/12

Something really exciting happened this week involving the U.S. government. And here I’m referring not to the general election, but to what was said Thursday by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She exhorted the international community to end poaching and the smuggling of exotic animal parts such as elephant ivory and rhinoceros tusks. Unless we find a way to work together to protect such iconic animals, they will be lost to future generations, she said.

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Will Lessons be Learned?

Published 11/05/12

An unimaginably horrible thing happened yesterday at the Pittsburgh Zoo. A 2-year-old boy died when he fell into an exhibit of African dogs, 11 of whom “immediately attacked,” police said.

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