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Profile of registrant

The Born Free Foundation

Identification number in the register: 62574836751-41
Registration date: 20/09/11 17:09:52

The information on this organisation was last modified on 05/09/13 12:09:52
The date of the last annual update was 05/09/13 10:59:16

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: The Born Free Foundation
Acronym: BFF
Legal status: UK Registered Charity
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Michael Reyner
Position: Chair of Trustees

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  William Travers
Position: Chief Executive

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 3 Grove House Foundry Lane
Horsham RH13 5PL
Telephone number: (+01403) 240170
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 1. To preserve and conserve animal species in their natural habitat on an international basis
2. To prevent all types of cruelty and abuse of animals and wildlife, particularly in zoos and other places where animals are kept in captivity
3. To educate the public and to advance the education of natural history, environmental studies, ecology, and resource conservation in industrial, urban, natural and marine environments
4. To relieve the suffering of animals of any species which are in need of care and attention and (where appropriate) assist in the provision of improved facilities for the care of animals in captivity
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 11
Complementary information: This number of people includes all Born Free Programme staff working on global issues, but not specific to the EU. However, there is only one member of staff that focuses solely on EU issues, travels to EU Parliament etc and is supported by one other member of staff on an adhoc basis.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Daniel TURNER 19/09/13 05/09/14


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Lobbying activities at the European Parliament and European Commission regarding captive animal welfare issues (for zoos, circuses and tourism purposes for example), and wildlife trade.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Enterprise
  • Environment


Total number of members that are natural persons: 34
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

The Born Free Foundation is a member of:
1. The Species Survival Network (SSN) - an international coalition of over 80 NGOs committed to the promotion, enhancement and strict enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
2. ENDCAP - a coalition of 27 NGOs and individuals that specialise in the welfare and protection of wild animals in captivity
3. Ape Alliance - an international colaition of organisations and individuals working for the conservation and welfare of apes

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2012 - 04/2013
Total budget: 3,761,764
of which public financing: 279,875
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
Investment income : 110,255
Tax received : 169,620
from other sources: 3,481,889
- donations: 1,103,297
- contributions from members: 233,863
Adoptions : 355,211
Events and lotteries : 733,404
Trading income : 134,864
Royalties : 17,373
Legacies : 845,317
Other miscellaneous : 58,560
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.