Protecting Species

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) believes in the conservation of all wildlife and wild spaces and does not condone the consumptive use and utilisation of wildlife and natural resources for the benefit of human greed and curiosity.

DSWF’s conservation portfolio primarily focusses on eight core species of endangered and threatened mammals across Africa and Asia.  All the species we fight to protect have either been inspired by David Shepherd’s iconic wildlife art and the pressing need to protect them or in response to an escalation in the dangers posed to certain species like pangolins and chimpanzees in more recent years.

DSWF believes that animals should be given the freedom to remain and flourish in their natural environment.  Sadly, as human populations explode and agricultural land reform eats into protected areas, many threatened species are on the brink of extinction.

To lose some of the world’s most iconic species is simply not an option.  Through dedication and hard work we strive to protect some of the last stronghold populations of the iconic creatures listed below and the wildernesses they call home.  By protecting these keystone species we are helping to ensure the integrity of ecosystems and all living creatures within them.

We help fund species conservation across Africa and Asia by working with the key stakeholders who are engaging with local communities and fighting wildlife crime.