MISSION AND GOALS
Built on a foundation of hope, The Shepherds of Wildlife Society™ Inc., an international 501(c)(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit organization, was formed for the purpose of developing educational and motivational materials to support habitat sustainability and management of wildlife species through the established wise-use principles of conservation, including sustainable utilization and hunting.
Our vision is to attract, engage and support leading outdoor filmmakers and photographers in the planning, development, and use of high-impact educational and motivational materials for teachers, children, politicians, advocates, policy influencers, and for the general public advocating to support habitat sustainability and management of wildlife species through the established wise-use principles of conservation, including sustainable utilization and hunting.
1 - Education of Kids: teaching future generations the value of animals and their habitat with the goal of these children possibly seeing these creatures in the wild.
2 - Education of Policy Makers and Influencers: politicians, media, advocates and others who are in position to influence and make policy about modern day conservationism, but lack the education that The Shepherds of Wildlife Society™ can and will provide.
3 - Create Hope through Mainstream Films: reach the broader public with informative and emotional films advocating wildlife protection and habitat sustainability through active conservation.
Objectives for 2020
Produce and distribute a film documenting the social and economic benefits of wildlife and environmental conservation efforts in a village in Zambia; to educate and motivate other communities to see the value of such efforts.
Produce and distribute at least one Enhanced eBook or VR (virtual reality) presentation for urban children to help them experience wildlife habitats and develop in them a desire to preserve and protect both for their own future and the future of their children.
To continue to educate and advocate environmentally responsible principles and practices for hunters.
To collect and make available outstanding photos and videos from leading outdoor photographers, videographers and filmmakers that can be used by teachers, publishers, bloggers and other advocates of wildlife and environmental preservation royalty-free.