Born to the filmmakers who made ‘Born Free’, award-winning conservationist Will Travers fights for animal welfare across the globe.
The historic Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference held in Bangkok recently was attended by over 2,000 members from 178 countries. The delegates passed new rules for international trade in wildlife and plant species. Among them was Will Travers, president of the Species Survival Network (SSN), a coalition of nearly 100 organisations committed to the strict enforcement of the CITES resolutions.
Travers is also the CEO of the Born Free Foundation, the global animal advocacy organisation, named after the famous film made by his parents Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers in 1966. Travers was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 2012 for Services to Conservation and Animal Welfare.