DAVID SHEPHERD CBE 1931 – 2017
World renowned wildlife artist and conservationist, Mr David Shepherd (OBE), passed away peacefully during the early hours of the 20th of September.
Mr Shepherd, often referred to as ‘the man who loved giants’ due to his passion for elephants and steam engines, first came to this beautiful country when he was commissioned by His Excellency, Dr Kenneth Kaunda – to commemorate the inauguration of the Independence of the Republic of Zambia in 1964 with a series of paintings. Some of these historic paintings still remain hanging on the walls of Parliament and State House to this day.
Since that first invitation to visit Zambia, David Shepherd immediately fell in love with the country, its people and its wildlife. He has visited regularly over the years and has been described fondly by his great friend Dr Kaunda, as a Zambian living abroad.
Through his family foundation – the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) he has helped to mobilise millions of dollars to help save threatened wildlife around the world. However, David’s favourite place has always remained Zambia. He developed a great love and admiration for this nation, her people and wildlife. To this end, DSWF has been supporting wildlife conservation and local communities in Zambia for more than 40yrs.
David Shepherd’s legacy will continue long into the future. Those of us who have been privileged enough to know him and work with him will never forget this great man and all that he has done for Zambia. We will honour him and build upon all the hard work which he has supported in this great land. We salute you Mr Shepherd! May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.
SOUTHERN CROSS MOTORS DONATES JEEP J8 TO DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL PARKS & WILDLIFE
On Thursday 17th August Southern Cross Motors donated a JEEP-J8 vehicle to the Special Anti-Poaching Unit-SAPU of the Department of National Parks & Wildlife-DNPW for use in anti-poaching operations in the Kafue National Park. GRI - Game Rangers International works with DNPW to combat poaching in the Kafue National Park through the Special Anti-Poaching Unit. Below is the video footage that was captured and aired on Prime Television Zambia. Watch & Share. Once again, a big thank you to Southern Cross Motors.
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