Announcing our Born Free Partnership

We are delighted to announce that we are working with the remarkable charity Born Free on our new play Pangolin.

Born Free work tirelessly to protect animals across the world, finding Compassionate Conservation solutions so that humans and wildlife can co-exist peacefully. Pangolin is a theatre production for families, which explores this very tension – between child and parent, poacher and pangolin, human and wildlife.

Ships in the Night are so pleased to be partnering with this fantastic charity. By working together we’ll be gaining more insight into the natural world of the pangolin, as well as increasing the impact and reach to schools and all-age audiences through resources created with the Born Free educational team.

Born Free, the charity co-founded by actress Virginia McKenna OBE, works to protect threatened species in the wild. They said: “This play is a refreshing opportunity to share what is a current and vital conservation message. Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world, and thousands are taken from the wild each year for their meat and scales. Despite this, many people are unaware of these amazing animals.”

Born Free’s mission is to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs. Born Free opposes the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaigns to Keep Wildlife in the Wild.

Born Free promotes Compassionate Conservation to enhance the survival of threatened species in the wild and protect natural habitats while respecting the needs of and safeguarding the welfare of individual animals. Born Free seeks to have a positive impact on animals in the wild and protect their ecosystems in perpetuity, for their own intrinsic value and for the critical roles they play within the natural world.

At Ships in the Night, we’re already so excited by the passion, expertise and generosity of the team at Born Free. We’re just so eager to see what else is in store..!

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