Wildlife Ball 2023: Silent Auction

Bidding closed on Friday 3rd March 2023 at 11:00pm

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Wildlife Ball is the biggest highlights in our fundraising calendar, where each year we invite hundreds of wildlife champions to join us at the stunning Dorchester, London to celebrate and raise vital funds for DSWF’s conservation efforts across Africa and Asia. The evening was a roaring success, raising a staggering £130,000 for our essential work, protecting endangered species and their habitats across the world. You can read more about the night’s celebrations here: DSWF Wildlife Ball 2023.

Our Silent Auction showcased an array of exciting experiences and adventures, stunning wildlife artwork and beautiful jewels, all celebrating the most beautiful places and wildlife found on our planet.

To those who pledged, bidded or donated a prize thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredibly generous support. All the funds raised will go directly to support DSWF’s vital conservation work to fight wildlife crime and protect some of the worlds most endangered species and their habitats across Africa and Asia, as well as the amazing rangers who keep them safe.

To view the items included in our 2023 auction, head to the DSWF Silent Auction website.

To all of those who contribute, thank you. Our work would simply not be possible without your support.

If you are an environmentally passionate individual or corporate who would like to support DSWF’s work by donating a prize for our Wildlife Ball 2024 Silent Auction, please get in touch directly with the team by calling 01483 272 323 or emailing [email protected]


Armstrong Fortescue Snow Leopard Explorer Trip

Image by Surya Ramachandran

This incredibly special opportunity gives two guests the chance to see and photograph what is considered to be the Holy Grail for photographers, the Snow Leopard. This ten day expedition takes you deep into Hemis National Park, in Lakadh, India where you will experience a mix of breathtaking landscapes, unusual species and isolated Buddhist monasteries.

David Shepherd ‘Band of Three’ original pencil sketch

Artwork by David Shepherd

Arguably the most iconic and loved subject matter of our Founder, David Shepherd, this delicate original sketch depicts three male elephants wandering through the grasslands of Amboseli.

Patrick Mavros Pangolin Collection

Image by Patrick Mavros

Patrick Mavros’ iconic Pangolin collection is inspired by the Mavros family’s deep love and respect for this intriguing creature. We are delighted to be having a selection of this collection included in the auction, including their iconic Pangolin Queen Cuff, Pangolin Pendant and their handsome Pangolin Scale Cufflinks.

Sophie Green ‘Broken II’ Original

Artwork by Sophie Green

Broken II is the second in a 2-part series which depicts the helplessness of wildlife affected by poaching. In this extraordinary acrylic painting on linen canvas, the white rhinoceros appears out of the darkness, highlighting the vulnerability of this creature.

Wimbledon Final Tickets for 2

Image by Wimbledon Tennis

Ready to indulge in champagne, strawberries and cream and extraordinary sporting skill at the world’s most famous  tennis tournament? This prize offers two tickets to the Ladies Wimbledon Final with parking included.

Guest Artist Collection

We also have our fabulous Guest Artist Wildlife Ball Collection, featuring 20 highly talented artists, each of whom have created an original artwork especially for the DSWF Wildlife Ball based on what ‘World Wildlife Day’ means to them.

Artwork by Emma Swift

Place a bid or donate

To view all available items in the auction, head to the DSWF silent auction website. Click on Silent Auction Items if you want to make a bid, scroll through the list and tap on the item you want to bid on. At the bottom of the page beneath the photo and description it will show you the current winning bid and the next minimum bid you need to make. Enter your bid amount into the field at the bottom of the page and click Place Bid – if you are not registered you will need to register your details. Card Payment information is required before placing your first bid, but your card will only be charged when the auction is closed and you are notified as the winner. All successful winners will be notified by email and/or text.

All items sold through the Wildlife Ball auction will support DSWF’s vital conservation work to fight wildlife crime and protect endangered species across Africa and Asia. Our ground-based conservation partners are dedicated and professional organisations with a deep understanding of the landscapes in which they operate and our relationships are steeped in mutual respect and admiration, nurtured over many years.