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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

Marking two years since the death of David Shepherd, DSWF founder

19th September 2019

On this day two years ago, we sadly lost our founder and an iconic figure in wildlife conservation and art, David Shepherd. He is dearly missed by us all and by those he worked with and inspired around the world.…

On this day two years ago, we sadly lost our founder and an iconic figure in wildlife conservation and art,…

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The community comes together to build in Murchison Falls National Park

2nd September 2019

We are delighted to bring a very positive update from our ground-based conservation partners the Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF), who DSWF has supported since 2001 and who have worked hard to recover the wildlife populations and habitats of Murchison Falls…

We are delighted to bring a very positive update from our ground-based conservation partners the Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF), who…

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CITES – Week One for Elephants

25th August 2019

A quick summary of CITES: David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation  is currently attending the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to CITES, an international conference which regulates the trade of endangered species. It’s been a full and controversial agenda over the…

A quick summary of CITES: David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation  is currently attending the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to…

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Engage

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