Tributes are paid to who was passionate
MUCH-LOVED wildlife artist and conservationist David Shepherd has died at the age of 86.
He died peacefully following a 10-week fight in hospital with Parkinson’s Disease. He leaves behind a wife, four daughters, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild and an enduring legacy for wildlife conservation.
For more than 50 years, he dedicated his life to protecting some of the world’s most iconic and endangered animals, using his talent as an artist to generate funds for their protection.
In 1984, he established his own wildlife foundation, which is now based in Shalford.
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is a flexible non-bureaucratic NGO funding far-reaching projects dedicated to the long-term conservation of critically endangered mammals.
DSWF CEO Karen Botha said: “David’s passion for wildlife and the role of man in its demise infuriated and inspired him.
“He was dedicated, tenacious and outspoken, a champion of animals and the
David Shepherd with some of his work featuring tigers
David Shepherd doing what he loved, drawing elephants in Africa
David Shepherd with some examples of his paintings and his palette