David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is a highly effective wildlife charity funding key conservation projects across Africa and Asia

The Art of Survival: FIGHT • PROTECT • ENGAGE

As we witness staggering rates of global biodiversity loss, environmental and wildlife protection has never been more important in safeguarding the future health of our planet.

Our mission is to FightProtect, and Engage on behalf of endangered wildlife around the world.

Our ground-based conservation partners, operating on the front line in the fight against wildlife crime, are protecting some of the world’s last wildlife strongholds and pristine wilderness landscapes. As the climate catastrophe escalates, pressure on these dwindling wildlife populations and locations grows. DSWF is at the heart of enabling and ensuring wildlife is given the fighting chance it needs to stabilise and recover.

By investing in economically and socially vulnerable communities at the heart of the conservation landscape we support programmes that have a real impact, on real people, in real places as we fight to turn the tide on extinction.

Ensuring our artistic heritage lives on in memory of our Founder, the celebrated wildlife artist and conservationist, David Shepherd, we continue to reach, inspire, and engage people to join our fight to save wildlife.

Wildlife needs our help now!

40% of the world’s wildlife has been wiped out in the last 50 years.


Wildlife crime has been valued as a staggering multi-billion-dollar industry, threatening the survival of the natural world.


1,000,000 species of plants, insects, and mammals are at risk of extinction.

Our Impact

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We fight wildlife crime through ranger programmes and law enforcement initiatives.

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We protect endangered species in their natural habitats.

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We engage with communities to educate and raise awareness to reduce threats to wildlife.