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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

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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

African Elephant Coalition (AEC) calls Japan to close their ivory market

19th June 2019

The Council of Elders of the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) comprising 32 African countries and the majority of African elephant range states is calling on the government of Japan to close its ivory market, among the world’s largest, and support…

The Council of Elders of the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) comprising 32 African countries and the majority of African elephant…

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Botswana’s U-turn on elephants

13th June 2019

President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has announced the re-introduction of elephant hunting across the country, overturning a five-year ban on hunting elephants in Botswana. This shocking news comes after national consultation, launched in advance of elections looming later this year. The…

President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has announced the re-introduction of elephant hunting across the country, overturning a five-year ban on hunting…

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Membership: The Next Steps

13th June 2019

Membership is changing - for the better We want to ensure that we can support the projects we fund for years to come, helping them to plan for the long-term and implement meaningful, sustainable change. As part of our 35th…

Membership is changing – for the better We want to ensure that we can support the projects we fund for…

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