Shane Mahoney Featured Speaker at South Dakota Chapter The Wildlife Society


Newfoundland (Ammoland.Com) – Renowned conservation authority, speaker and author, Shane Mahoney, is the featured guest at the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s Annual Banquet happening on Tuesday, March 1 at Cedar Shores Resort in Oacoma, SD. Following the dinner, Mahoney will engage the audience with an aptly titled speech, “Conservation Matters”.

Conservationist Shane Mahoney
Conservationist Shane Mahoney

The Chapter expects 200 attendees at this year’s annual banquet, according to president-elect Nathan Baker, which will also commemorate the chapter’s 50th anniversary. “Our meeting theme this year is ‘A Look at the Past, Present, and Future in Wildlife Conservation,’ and we are very excited to have Mr. Mahoney serve as our keynote banquet speaker,” stated Baker.

“I am honored to join with the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, particularly in this milestone celebration, and look forward to sharing with the group the great importance of continuing the conservation efforts that they, and other citizens like them, have made to date. Wildlife does not exist by accident, it exists because of the decisions that we make – or do not make,” says Shane Mahoney.

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About Shane Mahoney

Shane Patrick Mahoney, President of Conservation Visions, is internationally recognized as one of today’s most original, insightful and inspiring conservation leaders, as well as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. A recipient of numerous awards, he has nearly forty years experience in wildlife conservation. He has primarily worked as a scientist, wildlife manager, policy innovator and strategic advisor, but also as a filmmaker, writer, narrator, television host and lecturer – all within the scope of the wildlife/conservation arena.

A strong advocate for communicating conservation science to the general public, Mahoney has written more than 100 popular articles that have been featured in twenty-four print magazines, and his work appears regularly in such well-read publications as Sports Afield. He’s written eight published book chapters, has appeared as host or narrator for a variety of television and radio efforts, and has collaborated with such highly regarded entities as the British Broadcasting Corporation and National Geographic to create and produce award winning films. Mahoney has offered keynote speeches, or plenary addresses, on nearly sixty occasions. He has led numerous workshops, participated in endowed lectures, presented at a host of conferences all around the globe, and has accepted eighteen professional appointments over the course of his career. Currently, he serves as Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Use and Livelihoods (SULi) Specialist Group for the United Nations’ World Conservation Union (IUCN,) as well as International Liaison for The Wildlife Society.

Mahoney has recently launched Conservation Visions, a private enterprise focused on providing environmentally grounded scientific research solutions, strategic review, coalition building, policy development and leadership advice to a range of conservation-minded stakeholders, including industry leaders, governments, and NGOs. Conservation Visions’ motto, “One Natural World, One Humanity, One Chance… Conservation Matters,” strongly reflects Mahoney’s certainty that the conservation movement is more important today, than ever before. Learn more at