Over 14,000 chimpanzees have been lost to the illegal wildlife trade. Help us protect them and adopt a Chimpanzee from just £3 per month.
Chimpanzees are at very high risk of extinction in the near future, with all but one subspecies classed as endangered by the IUCN. In just six years, 14,000 chimps have been lost to the illegal wildlife trade, leaving their populations decimated and hanging in the balance.
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is fighting for chimp survival by combatting the challenges driving them towards extinction. Working with key partners, we’ve made it our mission to save this charismatic yet vulnerable species. And, as threats to chimps increase, animal adoption is vital in making this happen. Adopt a chimpanzee for just £3 a month, and you can support us in our vital work.
£3 per month (or £36 one-off) could help protect and prevent habitat loss for chimps in the High Niger National Park.
£5 per month (or £47 one-off) could help engage adults and children in Guinea to raise awareness and promote human wildlife coexistence.
£10 per month (or £60 one-off) alternative livelihood programmes could be developed, empowering local communities to live sustainable lives.
You’ll get a personalised certificate, species fact sheet, animal bio sheet, and a photograph. In addition we will send you bi-annual updates on our conservation work with your chosen species.
DSWF’s magazine, bringing you conservation news and updates on our work to fight wildlife crime and protect endangered species.
A beautiful print of a chimpanzee sketch created by the talented wildlife artist and David Shepherd’s daughter, Mandy Shepherd.
For adoptions of £5 per month or £47 a year and over, you can also opt to receive a beautiful, handknitted toy crafted by the Little Ndaba women’s group in Zambia.
*Adoption packs are only available to be posted within the UK. Alternatively you can opt to receive a digital adoption pack, sent via email.
Our adoption animal toys are made by the ladies of the Little Ndaba group in Zambia. They are ethically sourced 100% African cotton and are crocheted by over 100 women from remote villages across the country.
Adopting a chimpanzee helps support our wild chimpanzee projects and protect future generations of this wonderful species. With your support, our trained professionals can:
Kivili and a population of western chimpanzees live in Guinea’s High Niger National Park. Home to around 500 western chimps, it is one of seven top priority sites for chimpanzee conservation in West Africa.
Being omnivores, they spend much of their time feeding on a wide variety of food including; fruit, nuts, seeds, insects, and sometimes meat.
Chimps act as vital seed dispersers for Africa’s rainforests, assisting with tree germination by consuming fruits and nuts. If chimpanzees, like Kivili, go extinct, this will have dire consequences on Africa’s delicate forest ecosystems.
Chimpanzees can be found across the forests of Central Africa, where they spend most of their days in the treetops.
Kivili is lucky to live in an area where he is protected, and conservationists are working to safeguard his future, thanks to your adoption.
You can support our work to save endangered animals from extinction by adopting today.
of the world’s wildlife has been wiped out in the last 50 years.
species of plants, insects, and mammals are at risk of extinction.