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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

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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

New study predicts no viable Indian tiger habitats left by 2070

21st May 2019

The Sundarbans is a vast mangrove forest that stretches almost 4,000 square kilometres across India and Bangladesh. The forest is home to one of the largest populations of Bengal tigers. However, due to climate change this prime tiger habitat is…

The Sundarbans is a vast mangrove forest that stretches almost 4,000 square kilometres across India and Bangladesh. The forest is…

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Guest post by artist Jack Russell – David Shepherd: My Hero, My Insipration!

3rd May 2019

"If it wasn’t for David Shepherd CBE I wouldn’t be a professional artist. It was his inspiration that made me decide to go for it and teach myself to paint. "It all started while I was still playing cricket for…

“If it wasn’t for David Shepherd CBE I wouldn’t be a professional artist. It was his inspiration that made me…

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Join our family – Become a Wildlife Shepherd

2nd May 2019

We want to ensure that we 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 anniversary, we have launched Wildlife Shepherds, a very…

We want to ensure that we support the projects we fund for years to come, helping them to plan for…

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