Project position on trade

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s project position on wildlife trade

Whilst we as an organisation are anti-trade, we accept that the issues in the conservation landscape are complex and we make it our business to ensure that we maintain communications and relationships with organisations who have a different position to ours on wider conservation issues.

https://davidshepherd.org/trade-statements-2/project-positions-on-trade

Ivory Trade Statement

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s position on the international and domestic trade of ivory.

Every year, tens of thousands of elephants are being slaughtered for their ivory at a brutal and unsustainable rate driving the species towards extinction

https://davidshepherd.org/ivory-trade

Rhino Horn Trade Statement

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s position on the international and domestic trade of rhino horn.

In less than a decade more than 7,000 rhinos have been lost to the poaching epidemic in Africa alone with their horn now rivalling the price of gold.

https://davidshepherd.org/rhino-horn-trade

Tiger Trade and Breeding Farm Statement

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s position on the trade of tiger parts and captive breeding farms.

In the last 100 years, tigers have lost 93% of their historical range with population numbers estimated at fewer than 3,500 still remaining in the wild.

https://davidshepherd.org/tiger-trade

Chimpanzee Trade Statement

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s position on the international trade in chimpanzees.

In the last six years, over 14,000 chimpanzees have been lost to the illegal wildlife trade, with one chimpanzee being poached every four hours to satisfy consumer demand.

https://davidshepherd.org/chimpanzee-trade-statement

Pangolin Trade Statement

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s position on the international and domestic trade of pangolins.

Pangolins have been classified as the worlds most trafficked mammal with estimates of over a million beings poached from the wild in the last decade.

https://davidshepherd.org/pangolin-trade-statement

Lion Trade Statement

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s position on the trade of lion parts, captive breeding farms and canned hunting

https://davidshepherd.org/lion-trade