Jun 3, 2020

Conservation Education - June 2020 Update

Thank you for donating to our Conservation Education project. Your support is helping David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) fund education programmes across the world to heal the wildlife crisis we are experiencing today.

The year 2020 has been fraught with challenges, in light of the global pandemic, which has forced us all to adapt, one way or another. Despite the difficulties we are now faced with, we are proud to say that our relationship is as strong as ever with our ground-based conservation partners and that our combined efforts are continuing to make a difference to some of the most world’s most vulnerable wildlife populations and communities living alongside them. We are incredibly grateful to the brave wildlife rangers, who even amid the current crisis, are risking their lives on the frontline of wildlife crime and working tirelessly to maintain vital conservation efforts.

We live in unprecedented times; human actions are having catastrophic effects on crucial habitats and the wildlife that we share our planet with. David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) truly believes it has never been more important to educate children and adults about key environmental issues. We trust that education has the power to shift mindsets and change attitudes resulting in long-term sustainable approaches to conserving wild spaces and the species which call them home.

Your support, your impact:

DSWF has long been dedicated to funding a variety of bushcamps, eco schools, nature clubs and artistic workshops across the globe teaching children to appreciate and care for the wildlife and the environment. Additionally, we provide essential conservation education to children here in the UK, as we believe it to be just as important.

During 2019, our Education Manager, Jo successfully engaged with 8,396 children through talks and workshops across the UK, running 98 different workshops and visiting 83 schools passing on the passion and love that we at DSWF have for wildlife. Jo also spread the word internationally, through our renowned children’s art competition, Global Canvas. This last year, an amazing 5,055 children from 26 countries participated, creating 128 entries with the theme ‘Habitats of the World’. Each year the DSWF team is in awe of the wide range of countries participating and is blown away by the enthusiasm and talent of these young artists.

From everyone here at DSWF, thank you in advance for your support at such a critical time. With your help, DSWF can continue to fund these vital education initiatives across the globe to ensure that the children of today can grow up to become to conservations of tomorrow.

Links:

Jun 3, 2020

Protecting Tigers - June 2020 Update

Thank you for donating to our Protecting Tigers project. Your support is helping David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) ensure the continued survival of the Indochinese, Bengal and Amur tiger in the wild. Operating to support key tiger populations across Russia, Thailand and India, we fund a combination of education and awareness initiates, law enforcement and park protection programs and undercover investigations which look into and dismantle the illegal wildlife trade which threatens the future of tigers in some of the world’s most important and remote habitats.

The year 2020 has been fraught with challenges, in light of the global pandemic, which has forced us all to adapt, one way or another. Despite the difficulties we are now faced with, we are proud to say that our relationship is as strong as ever with our ground-based conservation partners and that our combined efforts are continuing to make a difference to some of the most world’s most vulnerable wildlife populations and communities living alongside them. We are incredibly grateful to the brave wildlife rangers, who even amid the current crisis, are risking their lives on the frontline of wildlife crime and working tirelessly to maintain their vital conservation efforts.

Your impact, our progress:

Thanks to support from DSWF, the Phoenix Fund recently introduced the law enforcement monitoring patrol programme SMART in the newly established protected areas in Bikin National Park. Recent data showed rangers increased their patrol efforts, covering more than 85,000 km, preventing poaching incidents and interrupted 34 wildlife violations in just the last year. Additionally, since February 2020, rangers in Bikin National Park have taken part in tough snow tracking patrols to observe how effective increasing ranger activity was in improving the population density of the Amur tigers in this part of the world.

The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), another partner of DSWF are also doing fantastic work in raising awareness and engaging rural communities in the importance of preserving the jungle habitat and the wildlife they so greatly depend upon. New programmes such as ‘Anti Snare Walks’ invite local villagers to clear vast tiger habitats of life-threatening snares, wildlife bombs and other even more destructive methods of extermination. Aaranyak, another one of DSWF’s wonderful partners, continue to carry out the hugely popular ‘Tiger goes to school’ programme, which educates the next generation by quite literally going to school in wild places around Kazaringa National Park to talk about the importance of tiger conservation. These children come home with a sense of pride for what essential is theirs to protect.

Thanks to your donation, these activities can continue, protecting the endangered tigers in their natural habitat and ensuring their protection for years to come.

Links:

Feb 4, 2020

2020 Commitment to Conservation

Happy New Year from the team at David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF)!

 

In 2019 we marked 35 years since David Shepherd founded DSWF and celebrated the incredible milestone of together raising over £10million to protect endangered wildlife across Africa and Asia.

 

As we head into 2020, we pledge to continue our vital work fighting against extinction, through our support for the incredible conservation partners we work with.

 

We hope you will continue to stand with us in our commitment to fight, protect and engage on behalf of endangered wildlife for many years to come.

 

Please take a moment to watch the following film which shows our commitment to the future of wildlife: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHQTWECcIvI

Together we have the power to continue David Shepherd’s legacy, give a voice to the voiceless and help end extinction before it’s too late. Thank you for your support.

 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.