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Amazing fundraiser at the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's Virtual Wildlife Ball

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Charities are having to move online for a lot of fundraising now, and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is no exception.

The Foundation fights wildlife crime, protects species and engages local communities in conservation in Africa and Asia. 

It works with conservation partners and you can see a list of them here.

They have just held a Virtual Wildlife Ball and wow, was it a success!

Their aim was to raise £50,000 – but supporters really rallied, dug deep and showed their true support for the Foundation.  The event raised a staggering £80,000!

People tuned in from all over the world and the event lasted an hour.  It raised nearly £50,000 before it even started!

Elephants, tigers, rhinos, pangolins, chimpanzees, lions, painted dogs and snow leopards.

Amongst the stars involved in the event, is an inspirational 9 year old raising money for pangolin, to a soprano and there’s also a visit to the Elephant Orphanage.  

There’s nothing like going to bed knowing you have done something really good today and made a difference.

The event was held to celebrate wildlife and to raise funds to support conservation across Africa and Asia. 

The bit about with the elephant orphanage starts at 28 minutes
if you're short of time.

It's not enough to care - we need to ACT

Climate change and the biodiversity crises has been forgotten in the times of the coronavirus and charities are suffering particularly badly.  The more we can all do to help, the better off our wildlife will be.

The key things for us all to do are to spread the word that there are good things happening and that we can all make a difference to wildlife.

We can turn this around if we all pull together and help nature.

Visit the DSWF's website here

Donate to the DSWF here

You can also adopt an animal here as a gift and buy wildlife art as a gift here.

And of course you can spread the word on social media! 

@dswfwildlife on Twitter

@DSWFWildlife on Facebook




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