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Wildlife Foundation

DSWF is an effective wildlife conservation charity funding key projects in Africa and Asia working to save endangered wildlife. DSWF fights for greater legal protection of endangered species; funds international cross-border enforcement programmes; builds capacity of key law enforcement networks; supports undercover investigations into wildlife crime; campaigns to bring an end to the trade in the parts of endangered wildlife and equips and trains rangers to protect vulnerable wildlife populations from poachers.

Our Work

“Since seeing hundreds of dead animals around a waterhole poisoned by poachers I have vowed to fight for the survival of wildlife."

- David Shepherd CBE FRSA

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The Art of Survival: Wildlife art for conservation

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DSWF supports vital wildlife conservation projects across Africa and Asia that achieve real results for the survival of endangered species. We help rescue and return animals to the wild when found orphaned or in the hands of poachers; support research into human wildlife conflict to create long-term solutions; monitor key wildlife populations to better understand their needs and equip and train anti-poaching teams.

News

2019 Wildlife Artist of the Year Opens for Entries

16th October 2018

The hunt is on for the world’s Wildlife Artist of the Year, as the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) officially opens its prestigious annual art competition for 2019. With a top prize of £10,000 and the chance to exhibit in…

The hunt is on for the world’s Wildlife Artist of the Year, as the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) officially…

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DSWF Team Working For Wildlife at CITES

4th October 2018

Yesterday was a long day at CITES with elephants on the agenda in the evening session - a first for a CITES Standing Committee, which has had to schedule late night sessions in order to get through the packed agenda.…

Yesterday was a long day at CITES with elephants on the agenda in the evening session – a first for…

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Chimpanzee Rescue in Guinea

4th October 2018

An abandoned chimpanzee has been brought to safety in Guinea, after a lengthy rescue mission funded by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Our project partners Chimpanzee Conservation Centre (CCC) received reports of the adult male living in the Gouela area…

An abandoned chimpanzee has been brought to safety in Guinea, after a lengthy rescue mission funded by the David Shepherd…

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Click the images below to learn all about each of the endangered animals we are fighting to protect.