Conservation Force Board Member Shane Mahoney has created a remarkable DVD with the Rocky Mountain
Elk Foundation. It’s entitled Opportunity for All. The DVD is about the North American Model, specifically the roots and role that hunters and anglers have played in wildlife conservation in America. It is the world’s foremost user-pay system.
Those that have heard Shane speak know his passionate style. The DVD has been selected as a finalist in the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. The Executive Director of the Film Festival said, “Shane is an amazing storyteller with a hypnotic voice.” The DVD contains a deluge of stunning wildlife and habitat footage. It’s worth viewing for the amazing photography itself.
The film took two years to complete and has been shown at the State Assembly of Sportsmen Caucuses and most recently at CIC’s 54th General Assembly in Belgrade. At the CIC Conference, other hunter-conservation leaders from around the world were incited and pledged to use it as a model to make their own films about the sportsmen’s role in the historical development of conservation in their own respective countries – from the Republic of South Africa to the United Kingdom.
As well as a Board Member of Conservation Force, Shane is the Chief of Wildlife Ecosystem Research, Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Division, Canada. He has recently succeeded in creating a Canadian Section in the Wildlife Society. He is a candidate for Vice President of The Wildlife Society and thus the Presidency of The Wildlife Society in 2009. We are proud to have him as a part of Conservation Force.
An order of the DVD is $11.99 each from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s membership services at 1-800-225-5355 (membership is not necessary); or online at www.elkfoun dation.org. Cost for 50 or more is only $6.00 each through Jennie Wright – also at 1-800-225-5355; or jwright@ rmef.org.