Sad news that David Shepherd has died after a lengthy fight with Parkinsons Disease. I had the immense pleasure of being at the Wildlife Artist of the Year awards this year which was the 10 year anniversary of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. As an artist he achieved a great deal for important conservation and fund raising programs raising awareness of the plight of endangered animals. His foundation contributed a lot of desperately needed money to fight wildlife crime and fund educational programs in Africa and Asia. I salute you David Shepherd for your unwavering convictions and care for the beautiful animals that you loved and painted.