” The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) supports a range of innovative and far-reaching longterm projects to save tigers, elephants, rhinos and other critically endangered mammals in the wild, throughout Africa and Asia. With your support DSWF: • sends undercover agents into the field to investigate illegal wildlife crime • trains and supplies anti-poaching patrols • funds our vital community outreach programmes • persuades millions of people worldwide to stop buying wildlife products • and puts countless other critically important projects into action. “Man has contributed so much to the destruction of wildlife habitats and the wholesale slaughter of some the world’s most remarkable wildlife. If we are to ensure the survival of rare and beautiful species we must not relax our efforts for one second. With just 0.5% of the £7 billion donated annually to UK based charities going to animal causes, and even less to core conservation projects, we need your support TODAY… tomorrow will be too late!” Melanie Shepherd For further information and how you can help save wildlife, please contact: 61 Smithbrook Kilns, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8JJ, UK Tel: 01483 272323 Fax: 01483 272427 Mail-order Tel: 01483 267924 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.davidshepherd.org “ Free DSWF membership for a year will be given to everyone who books a holiday. Iknow it is a compliment being known as ‘the chap who paints elephants’ but I am a landscape painter. It just happens that from time to time an elephant somehow gets into the composition! As a wildlife artist, in particular, I feel it is as essential to study the background as much as the animal itself. I have been to 29 national parks throughout Africa and Asia during my long life and I am often asked which is my favourite – it’s usually the last one I visited! But Zambia’s Luangwa Valley is near the top of the list. Once known as ‘the Valley of the Elephants’, it has over time seen its fair share of poaching. But as many readers will know, the Luangwa is still a top wildlife destination and it continues to inspire my paintings. Working with companies such as Wildlife Worldwide proves that sustainable tourism can play a vital role in wildlife conservation, not only in saving endangered species, but protecting the wilderness in which they survive and benefiting the local communities which share their environment. David Shepherd Raincoast Conservation Foundation is a non-profit research and public education organization. Raincoast works in partnership with scientists, First Nations, local communities, government and non-governmental organizations to build support for decisions that protect marine and rainforest habitat on British Columbia’s central and north coast, a vast network of temperate rainforest also known as the Great Bear Rainforest. Raincoast has a field station and a full time research vessel located in the Great Bear Rainforest which allows them to conduct year-round research and be an active part of local communities. In September 2007 Raincoast played an important role at our annual Festival of Wildlife which took place at King Pacific Lodge, located on the stunningly beautiful Princess Royal Island, home to the rare white Spirit Bear. Raincoast’s executive director Chris Genovali and wolf project coordinator Dr. Chris Darimont gave presentations on the ecology, wildlife research and conservation issues pertaining to the Great Bear Rainforest. They also accompanied the Festival participants on their excursions to view the wide array of wildlife that inhabits the terrestrial and marine ecosystems of the forest. And the viewing was spectacular! Festival participants saw Spirit Bears, Black Bears, Wolves, Brown Bears, Humpback, and Orca Whales and the autumn wild salmon migration (amongst other things!). The money we raised for Raincoast at the Festival and the emerging collaborations that were spawned from the event are certain to have significant benefit for furthering conservation in the Great Bear Rainforest. We look forward to developing our relationship with Raincoast over the coming years. 12 F O R R E S E R V A T I O N S C A L L U S O N 0845 130 6982 www.raincoast.org David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
We get so many requests through our website (jonathanangelascott.com) about the possibility of joining us on safari or for photographic workshops. After carefully researching the market we are delighted to join hands with Wildlife Worldwide to lead a series of worldwide Signature Safaris staying at the finest properties, and working with the very best naturalist guides. Due to our television and writing commitments we are currently only able to accompany one or two Signature events each year. At some point in the future we will be leading Signature events to Alaska to spend time with the Brown Bears featured on the BBC’s ‘Great Bear Week’, as well as leading a safari to Southern Tanzania and Maasai Mara in Kenya. We will also be participating in Wildlife Worldwide's annual Festival of Wildlife that has proved such an enormous success since its inception at Governor's Camp in the Maasai Mara during April 2004. The Festival moves to Madagascar in 2008, and Tanzania in 2009 and we hope to see you then, if not before. We have made some great friends on these trips and seen the total passion for the natural world that both Wildlife Worldwide and their clients have. We are therefore proud to announce the creation of our own collection of ‘Signature Safaris’ in conjunction with Wildlife Worldwide, in which we will lead and accompany a small group of like-minded enthusiasts on the trip of a lifetime. To us travel means the chance to travel with old friends - and to meet new ones - combined with the challenge of trying to record our adventures in words and pictures. But it is not just about photography - it is about connecting to different realities, different cultures - the temples and the wildlife - the rich diversity of life. Our aim in inviting you to join us on safari - whether back home in Africa or around the globe - is to share with you our love of life - and the life we love. Jonathan & Angie Scott Signature Safaris Responsible Tourism – Everyone’s Responsibility Responsible Tourism is not a new phenomenon for Wildlife Worldwide. We have been actively involved in wildlife conservation and community projects since we started. However, the recent rise in global awareness regarding world climate and associated problems has brought all these issues to the forefront of everyone’s mind – and rightly so. At Wildlife Worldwide we publish a Responsible Tourism policy (a copy of which can be found on our website). We have always approached our business from a Responsible Tourism perspective and endeavour only to use ground agents and lodges who share our philosophy. Throughout the year we endeavour to seek out and support wildlife conservation organisations and their community based projects. This happens through a number of activities; the organisation of specialist fund-raising presentation evenings at our lovely barn conversion offices in Hampshire, members of the Wildlife Worldwide team individually raising money through marathon running and other sponsorship events and most significantly through involvement with local communities and conservationists at our annual Festival of Wildlife initiated in 2004. Extremely significant and beneficial for wildlife has been our work with The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (www.davidshepherd.org). Over the past four years we have raised in excess of £53,000 for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and their invaluable wildlife conservation work. Our Festival of Wildlife also raises considerable amounts for local conservation and community projects. Of course, we also offer everyone the opportunity to offset their carbon emission by contributing to Climate Care – www.climatecare.org. Climate Care offset the carbon created by your air journey by investing your money into tangible, global projects, some of which will also significantly improve the lives of local people. Responsible Tourism In recognition of our responsible tourism values, we have been awarded 3-star status in AITO’s Responsible Tourism scheme. We are very proud of our association with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. You can read more on the following pages. We offer you the opportunity to offset your aviation emissions. Visit www.climatecare.co.uk. We actively support the Galapagos Conservation Trust, helping to provide funds and assistance for conservation work in the Galapagos Islands. RT The air holidays in our brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 4530. S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com 13 June 2008 The Splendours of Namibia & Botswana taking in Sossusvlei, Damaraland, the Okavango Delta and Moremi. February 2009 The Wildlife of Regal India including the fine Tiger reserves of Kanha and Bandhavgarh. October 2008 & January 2009 Kenya Safari and Digital Photographic Workshop in the heart of the Maasai Mara. Other trips we are currently planning include a very special Galapagos voyage. For dossiers and further details about each of these trips, do please call us on 0845 130 6982, or see our website wildlifeworldwide.com Jonathan and Angie are also available to lead completely ‘closed’ private groups at certain times of year. Do please ask us for more information should this be of interest.