The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Charity information

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The DSWT is committed to the protection of wildlife and habitats in Kenya and best known for the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned baby elephants and rhinos.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include Anti-Poaching, safeguarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand-rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.

  • Aims

    The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust aims to:

    • The long term goal of the DSWT is to secure safe havens for wildlife, through the effective management and protection of key ecosystems and wilderness areas in Kenya.
    • We aim to offer hope for the future of Kenya's threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching by hand-raising and rehabilitating them back into the wild.
    • We operate 8 fully equipped Anti-Poaching Units to protect the greater Tsavo Conservation Area deterring and prosecuting illegal poaching and snaring.
    • We aim to alleviate the suffering of injured wild animals on an unprecedented scale through our 4 Mobile Vet Units equipped with medicines and operating tables for a rapid and effective response.
    • We are taking huge steps in safeguarding unique and endangered wild habitats in Kenya through securing partnerships with the Kenya Forest Service and Community Group Ranches.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1103836

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 4

    Phone number: 01372 378321

    Address: 2nd Floor3 Bridge StreetLeatherhead KT22 8BL

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  • Give 30 orphaned elephants a second chance at life

    The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is on call every day of the year, travelling across Ken... More