Game Rangers International

Game Rangers International (GRI) is a Zambian conservation organization, working alongside the Department of National Parks and Wildlife to protect the wildlife in Zambia. The organisation has been active in Kafue National Park since 2008, originally founded to protect the threatened elephant population through law-enforcement, animal welfare, education and outreach.

GRI has developed over the years and to encompass the following themes; law-enforcement, anti-trafficking, community outreach and education, research and policy, park maintenance and animal welfare.

The David Shepherd Conservation Award

Game Rangers International CEO, Sport Beattie was the 2017 winner of the inaugural David Shepherd Conservation Award. On receiving the award at the DSWF Wildlife Ball at the Dorchester in November, a surprised Sport said, “I feel totally honoured to have won this prestigious award and I accept it on behalf of all of my team. It will inspire me to work harder and do better things for conservation.”

Chimpanzee Conservation Center

The Chimpanzee Conservation Centre (CCC) is a longstanding, successful chimpanzee rescue, rehabilitation & release organisation operating in Haut Niger National Park, Guinea. They facilitate the crucial work of those combatting illegal wildlife trafficking of wild chimpanzees.

Save the Rhino Trust (SRT)

SRT’s works in Namibia’s remote Kunene Region to protect the world's last surviving, truly wild populations of black rhinos. SRT conducts monitoring, training and research activities, working with key decision-makers such as government officials and traditional authorities, promoting responsible tourism development and developing sustainable futures for local communities.

Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF)

With the support of DSWF, UCF works closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) on the Waterways project across Queen Elizabeth National Park. UCF’s strategic positioning of anti-poaching rangers and their boats and stations help UWA reduce elephant and hippo poaching, bushmeat smuggling, wildlife and ivory trafficking.

Painted Dog Conservation

Painted Dog Conservation's mission is to protect and increase the range and numbers of painted dog (Lycaon pictus) both in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa, through conservation, education and community involvement. Based on the fringe of Hwange National Park, the organisation developed a strategy to make a substantial, lasting contribution to painted dogs, nature conservation and the lives of the local people.

Phoenix Fund

Phoenix is a Russian environmental non-governmental organisation responding promptly to conservation threats in the Russian Far East. Our projects are aimed at conserving endangered wildlife of the region and wild habitats through combination of anti-poaching, environmental education and community outreach in close collaboration with local NGOs, authorities, scientists, mass media, and local people.

Snow Leopard Trust

Founded in 1981, the Snow Leopard Trust studies and protects the endangered snow leopard. SLT uses a combination of approaches that focus on partnering with communities in snow leopard habitat alongside science and research to determine key habitat, assess wildlife-human conflict levels, and identify potential resources for conservation programs.

Aaranyak Society

Since 1989 Aaranyak has been working in North East India to foster biodiversity conservation ithrough research, environmental education, capacity building and advocacy for legal and policy reform to usher a new era of ecological security. DSWF has worked with Aaranyak for nearly 20 years on various projects.

Wildlife Trust of India

Established in November 1998, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is a non-profit conservation organisation, committed to urgent action that works towards the protection of India's wildlife and wild habitats. Its mission is to conserve nature, especially endangered species and threatened habitats, in partnership with communities and governments.

FREELAND Foundation

FREELAND Foundation is an international organisation headquartered in Asia. The organisation's programmes, dedicated to stopping human and wildlife trafficking, are designed to address the entire cycle of crimes against nature; from poaching and logging in protected areas, to smuggling and the subsequent sale and consumption in urban areas.


WildAid’s mission is to stop the illegal wildlife trade. We work to protect what belongs to all of us – our global wildlife heritage – by stopping the demand for endangered and threatened species. WildAid’s approach of “conservation through communication” seeks to build the popular and political support necessary to end the demand for endangered wildlife.

SSN - Species Survival Network

The Species Survival Network is an international coalition of organizations from around the world whose specific focus is the conservation of wildlife that is or may be affected by international trade via the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

The Lusaka Agreement

The Lusaka Agreement is an intergovernmental Agreement on co-operative enforcement operations directed at illegal trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in the African Region. The Agreement established a Task Force (Lusaka Agreement Task Force – LATF) that has been operational since 1999 coordinating and conducting cooperative wildlife law enforcement operations in/and among the Parties.