FOLLOW IN DAVID'S FOOTSTEPS

David Shepherd

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

BEAUTIFUL WILDLIFE ART

The Art of Survival: Wildlife art for conservation

PROTECT

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

International Ivory Policy

20th April 2018

The adverse impact of legalised ivory trade on elephant conservation In 1997 the CITES Conference agreed to the so-called “Harare compromise”, which allowed Southern African countries to resume controlled trade in ivory because their elephant populations were regarded as sufficiently…

The adverse impact of legalised ivory trade on elephant conservation In 1997 the CITES Conference agreed to the so-called “Harare…

read more >

Snow Leopard Cubs: Milestone achieved through David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation funding

10th April 2018

We are delighted to share with you recent news from our project partners, Snow Leopard Trust (SLT), in Kyrgyzstan where we are proud to support vital snow leopard conservation and education work.  The ground based team have recorded the first-ever…

We are delighted to share with you recent news from our project partners, Snow Leopard Trust (SLT), in Kyrgyzstan where…

read more >

UK to ban most commercial trade in ivory

3rd April 2018

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) welcomes today’s announcement by the Secretary of State for the Environment, the Rt Hon Michael Gove, of his plans to introduce legislation to ban most commercial trade in ivory within the UK. This is…

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) welcomes today’s announcement by the Secretary of State for the Environment, the Rt Hon…

read more >

view all

Engage

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