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Interview: Adam M. Roberts, Born Free USA

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The Born Free Foundation was launched in England in 1984 by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the legendary film Born Free. It has since become an international force in wildlife conservation and animal protection. 


Adam M. Roberts is executive vice president of Born Free USA and is based in Washington, DC. He helped found the organization in 2002 to bring the UK-based Born Free Foundation's message of compassionate conservation to the American public.

Adam has significant expertise and over two decades of experience in international wildlife trade and captive wild animals. He serves on the board of directors of the Species Survival Network and is a founding member and current chairman of the board of Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

He has written over 50 articles for various publications around the world and is a frequent lecturer/speaker on issues concerning captive wild animals, compassionate conservation and the protection of all animals. 

He is interviewed regularly by the media about animal welfare and wildlife conservation issues. Among recent interviews:  CNN/HLN, Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Reuters, New York Daily News, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, and more.

A graduate of Vassar College, Adam resides in Washington D.C. with his wife, two children, two dogs, five cats and two guinea pigs.