Western society's disconnect with nature has resulted in a limited understanding of how human encroachment is destroying wild places and the creatures who live in them.

Shepherds of Wildlife Society is a collective of world-renowned wildlife filmmakers, photographers, sportsmen and women, and conservationists who possess the talent, knowledge and experience to uniquely communicate the impact humanity has on animals and wildlife habitats. They are storytellers on a mission to educate others about the pressing need for modern wildlife conservation measures.


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Each snare bracelet represents one animal saved in the wild.


These handmade bracelets are made from real poachers' snares confiscated in Zambia's Luano GMA by game scouts working for Makasa Safaris. They're handmade by women of the Soli tribe. Each bracelet is a unique creation that comes with a certificate of authenticity.


Proceeds empower the artisans and help pay for wildlife and habitat education programs for children and the broader public.

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Killing the Shepherd™

    A remote community in Africa, led by a woman chief, attempts to break the stranglehold of absolute poverty by waging a war on wildlife poaching. For decades illegal wildlife poaching by both subsistence and bush meat gangs has led to the government declaring this community’s homeland “depleted” of wildlife. 

    The chief finds help in the form of a safari operator and they work together to bring stability to the community. But all was not well. Disease, food stability, and rampant alcoholism hamper basic needs like health care and education. Even young girls, just after reaching puberty, are sold by their parents as child brides in order to feed their family for one year. Dark forces including South African land speculators, criminal poaching gangs, and her own people conspire against the chief. Even elements from the modern world work against the chief’s wishes.

     Will the chief and her community see success?

Killing the Shepherd™ (TRAILER)


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Who We Are

Every Shepherds of Wildlife Fellow demonstrates a deep commitment to modern wildlife conservation practices through their unique storytelling talents.



As creators of powerful public-influencing visual media, we're in a unique position to produce educational materials that have worldwide influence and impact.

Killing the Shepherd™ is our current mainstream film project telling the story of the positive relationship animals and indigenous communities share. Told from the point of view of the Tsoli people of Zambia, we plan to enter the film in major film festivals around the world. 


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