ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland (Ammoland.Com) – Internationally recognized conservation authority, speaker, and author, Shane Mahoney, is launching a series of short YouTube videos under Conservation Visions to discuss today’s most pressing conservation challenges. The first video, titled “Animal Welfare: Everyone’s Concern” is now available at Conservation Visions’ page. In this video, Mahoney explains both the connection and the vital distinction between animal welfare and conservation.
Inspired by Mahoney’s desire to share information about wildlife, nature, and the many scientific issues and challenges impacting global conservation in the 21st Century, the video series will feature both original content, as well as a selection of Mahoney’s most popular articles, penned for outdoor periodicals such as Sports Afield and Outdoor Life.
“I have said many times that conservation is everyone’s responsibility and must be everyone’s concern,” stated Mahoney. “My hope is that this video series will encourage public engagement in wildlife conservation issues and motivate people to find common ground for discussions that will lead to broader and more diverse coalitions in support of our natural world.”
In recent times lines have blurred between such concepts as conservation, preservation, animal rights and animal welfare, and the ecological realities associated with them. Such confusion makes it harder for meaningful coalitions to emerge. In his first film, Animal Welfare: Everyone’s Concern, Mahoney explores the differences between conservation and animal welfare and demonstrates that “either-or positions” move discussions away from factual interpretations and towards emotion-based stalemates, the results of which are typically not what conservationists or animal welfare advocates seek.
To view this premiere video, please visit https://youtu.be/AjIxaBEeo_g and be sure to subscribe to Conservation Visions’ YouTube page. To learn more at about Conservation Visions, visit http://conservationvisions.com.
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 authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers that have appeared in some of today’s most respected scientific journals, including the Journal of Wildlife Management, the Journal of Mammalogy, and Population Ecology. Mahoney has 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. He has offered keynote speeches, or plenary addresses, on more than sixty occasions, to diverse audiences. 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, Mahoney serves as Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Use and Livelihoods (SULi) Specialist Group for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN,) and International Liaison for The Wildlife Society, as well as Executive Director of the High Lonesome Institute.
Mahoney recently launched Conservation Visions, a private enterprise focused on assisting clients with scientific research solutions, communications via multiple platforms, coalition building, food security concerns, environmental assessment, wildlife monitoring, and policy development. Clients comprise 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 http://conservationvisions.com