Why adoption is so important

Tigers are on the brink of extinction. Global populations have plummeted alarmingly by 96%, for all six-remaining subspecies. Three are now extinct. A combination of poaching, illegal captivity, and habitat destruction have contributed to their dwindling numbers, and it shows no signs of slowing down. 

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation fights for tigers on every battlefield, from the frontline to the world stage. Our commitment to protecting this iconic big cat from the threats driving it towards extinction is absolute. Our mission is to save this adored species – and we can’t do it without you.

Animal adoption is a fun and impactful way you can make a difference. Adopt a tiger for just £3 a month, and you’ll be supporting us as we carry out vital work to save this icon of our wild world.

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£3 per month

Just £3 per month (or £36 one-off) could help local community engagement and raise awareness of tigers to achieve effective human wildlife coexistence. 

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£5 per month

Only £5 per month (or £47 one-off) could empower rangers with the skills they need to track and protect vulnerable tiger populations across India and Thailand. 

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£10 per month

With £10 per month (or £60 one-off) undercover investigations into the illegal wildlife trade could be funded bringing tiger trafficking syndicates to justice. 

DSWF Tiger Adoption Pack

What’s Included?

A Personalised Adoption Pack 

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.

Wildlife Matters Magazine 

DSWF’s magazine, bringing you conservation news and updates on our work to fight wildlife crime and protect endangered species.

Tiger Sketch Print 

A beautiful sketch print of a tiger by talented wildlife artist, and David Shepherds granddaughter Emily Lamb.

Tiger Toy

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.

Physical adoption packs are only available within the UK (Digital packs are available internationally).  Parcels are sent 2nd class untracked with Royal Mail.

More than a toy.

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.

How Tiger Adoption Helps 

Adopting a tiger helps fund projects working with local communities to monitor tiger movements, reduce poaching, and raise awareness on the dangers of tiger extinction. In addition, your support can help us:  

  • Fight for a total ban on the sale of all tiger parts as well as the closure of captive tiger breeding facilities. 
  • Protect key tiger habitats across Russia, India, and Thailand by supporting wildlife rangers. 
  • Engage local communities living with tigers through innovative activities and educational programmes.
Artwork by Emily Lamb
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

You can support our work to save endangered animals from extinction by adopting today.

How you can help these species in need of funding

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