Through tireless dedication, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation has influenced policy, shifted attitudes and provided an unwavering voice for the conservation of endangered species for over 30 years.
Alongside funding a diverse portfolio of projects across Africa and Asia, DSWF engage in the international policy arena, fighting for greater protectionist policies and acknowledge the importance of national and international legislation and governments in the fight for species protection.
Through global forums, including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), DSWF continues to lobby for a universal and permanent ban on the trade in ivory and other endangered wildlife products.
DSWF works on various different wildlife trade issues, sending qualified representatives to international meetings to lobby on issues such as the illegal wildlife trade and compliance and enforcement issues.
We fund an expert team that includes Dr Roz Reeve, one of the most respected and experienced environmental lawyers opperating in this field, who advises and represents DSWF at the highest level of international engagement.