David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Emergency Response for Indian Wildlife

To provide funds for the implementation of short and medium-term interventions to address urgent or critical conservation needs across India. Projects are chosen on the basis that they have the ability to provide an immediate solution or to become self sustaining in the longer term.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1106893)

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  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief




A shortage of centralised funds can often lead wildlife vulnerable to natural and man-made crises. The provision of funds to support a rapid action response programme mobilises resources quickly where they are most needed with immediate effect. Examples include support for local communities in North Bengal to protect crops from elephants with an early warning system and to provide water for a variety of wildlife during the summer in the desert region of Jodhpur.


Foundation funds are managed by our partner, the Wildlife Trust of India, who then direct funds and resources to where they are most needed quickly and without bureaucratic complications. This rapid response is key to alleviating local wildlife problems.