Our Impact

The Art of Survival: FIGHT • PROTECT • ENGAGE

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) works tirelessly to fund ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia who work to protect endangered species. Through dedication and hard work we have influenced policy, shifted attitudes and provided an unwavering voice for wildlife conservation from grassroots to the world stage since 1984.

What DSWF is doing to prevent extinction:

Recognising the complex issues facing the environment, DSWF adopts a holistic approach to conservation :

  • Fighting wildlife crime
  • Protecting endangered species
  • Engaging with local communities

By acknowledging the essential role that communities and education play, on the ground and at international policy level, DSWF’s model is built to ensure conservation success and long-term environmental sustainability.

The Art of Survival: DSWF is dedicated to maintaining our rich art heritage, which was started by our late founder, David Shepherd, and which remains an essential part of the Foundation’s DNA. 

Help us protect these critically endangered species by making a donation today.

Our Work

  • Urgent Appeals

    Read about our latest campaigns to stop the illegal wildlife trade.

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    Wildlife Trade Statements

    DSWF’s position on trade, projects, and transparency.

  • fighting wildlife crime

    Fighting Wildlife Crime

    DSWF has been fighting wildlife crime for over 30 years, through anti-poaching initiatives and undercover investigations.

  • Wildlife Education

    DSWF believes that it is vitally important to raise environmental awareness in children from an early age.