The admission follows a lengthy and rigorous application process, and positions DSC within one of the world's most influential and respected conservation bodies. The IUCN announced DSC's membership on May 13.
“We are extremely pleased with the IUCN's decision and proud to be an official member of this highly respected group,” said Ben Carter, DSC executive director. “DSC is dedicated to conservation, education and advocacy. As an IUCN member, we will be even more effective in our mission to conserve wildlife and wild places.”
The IUCN is the world's oldest and largest global environmental organization, and is considered a leading international authority on both the environment and sustainable development. It is a neutral forum for governments, non-governmental organizations, scientists, businesses and local communities to find practical solutions to conservation and development challenges.
“DSC has a well-documented history of contributing to conservation and sustainable-use projects and programs, both here in the U.S. and also internationally,” added Carter. “We very much look forward to becoming actively involved with IUCN endeavors, and will fully support the IUCN's mandate to conserve our planet's biodiversity, and advocate for sustainable use of wildlife resources.”
The organization is currently engaged in thousands of field projects and activities around the world.
About Dallas Safari Club (DSC)
Desert bighorns on an unbroken landscape, stalking Cape buffalo in heavy brush, students discovering conservation. DSC works to guarantee a future for all these and much more. An independent organization since 1982, DSC has become an international leader in conserving wildlife and wilderness lands, educating youth and the general public, and promoting and protecting the rights and interests of hunters worldwide.
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