David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Charity information

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is dedicated to protecting endangered mammals in Africa and Asia, working closely with local communities to promote harmonious living.

Founded 1984

  • Mission statement

    The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is dedicated to the long-term conservation of critically endangered mammals in the wild and the benefit of the local people who share their environment. DSWF supports innovative projects protecting the tiger, elephant, rhino, snow leopard, wild dog and other critically endangered mammals.

    Founded by internationally renowned wildlife artist David Shepherd CBE, DSWF funds more than 14 wildlife projects in Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, Russia, Mongolia, India and China. The grants focus on enforcement, primarily helping to train, equip and maintain anti-poaching patrols and sending undercover agents into the field to investigate illegal wildlife crime. DSWF also supports vital local community education and outreach programmes throughout Africa and Asia helping to change attitudes and make a real difference to the survival of critically endangered mammals.

  • Aims

    David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation aims to:

    • To protect for the benefit of future generations endangered mammals in Africa and Asia.
    • To work with local communities to promote harmonious living and to encouarge support for their wildlife heritage.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1984

    Registered Charity Number: 1106893

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 8

    Volunteers: 7

    Phone number: 01483 272323

    Address: Saba House7 Kings RoadShalfordGuildford Surrey GU4 8JU

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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  • Protecting Tigers in North East Thailand

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    Education is an important part of saving the Siberian tiger, whose numbers, although incre... More
  • TigerTime - Saving the Tiger from Extinction

    A worldwide movement to save the tiger from extinction that will fund direct action to pro... More
  • Saving the Painted Dog in Zimbabwe

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  • Emergency Response for Indian Wildlife

    To provide funds for the implementation of short and medium-term interventions to address ... More
  • Saving elephant orphans in Zambia

    To rescue, rehabilitate and release elephants orphaned as a direct result of poaching in t... More
  • Protecting the Tiger in Kaziranga National Park

    Kaziranga is one of the tiger's last long-term strongholds in the world. Conservation mea... More
  • Saving Endangered Wildlife Through Education

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  • Saving the Black Rhino

    To re-build the black rhino population in Africa, but primarily in Namibia and South Afric... More
  • Community & Education: Painted Dog Conservation

    The painted dog population in Zimbawe is under threat due to sustained snaring led by fa... More
  • Protecting the World's Last Snow Leopard

    To save these animals from extinction, while developing management plans for their future ... More
  • Conservation Uganda - Waterways Project Training

    To operate waterborne patrols to protect the key elephant migratory corridor in the Queen ... More