Mahoney Releases Video to Address Divide Between Hunters and Non-Hunters

ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland – Internationally recognized conservationist, wildlife biologist, speaker, and author, Shane Mahoney, has just launched Building a Coalition Between Hunters & Non-Hunters, the fourth video to be released as part of his new Conservation Matters vignette series. Building a Coalition Between Hunters & Non-Hunters is available to view on Facebook, or via Conservation Visions’ YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2cx0Rpf.

In this short film, Mahoney discusses breaking down the barriers that prevent or hinder the formation of broad and diverse coalitions in the modern conservation movement. In just under nine minutes, he provides historic examples of cooperation from our shared past, while warning against present day division among the individuals and organizations that work on wildlife’s behalf.

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 Conservation Matters video series features original content, as well as a selection of Mahoney’s most popular articles, penned for outdoor periodicals such as Sports Afield and Outdoor Life.

“Conservation is everyone’s responsibility and must be everyone’s concern,” stated Mahoney. “My hope is that Building a Coalition will encourage individual engagement in wildlife conservation issues, and motivate people to find common ground for discussions. Regardless of differing opinions, motivations, or preferences, we all share common problems and we will all need to work together to find the best solutions for conservation.”

To view the entire series, please visit http://bit.ly/2dngvW4 and be sure to subscribe to Conservation Visions’ YouTube page.

About Shane Mahoney

Shane Mahoney is an internationally recognized wildlife expert, conservationist, scientist, and thought leader. Former Executive Director of Sustainable Development and Strategic Science for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, he is now the founder and CEO of Conservation Visions Inc., a global wildlife initiative focused on providing a broad suite of services to stakeholders within the international conservation community. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), International Liaison for the Wildlife Society, and Director of Colorado’s High Lonesome Institute.

A strong advocate for communicating conservation science to the general public, Mahoney’s scientific research has appeared in more than 20 peer-reviewed, academic publications. He has written more than 100 popular articles, in addition to eight published book chapters and has offered keynote speeches, led numerous workshops, participated in endowed lectures, and presented at a host of conferences around the globe. He 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 produce award-winning films.

Learn more about Shane Mahoney & Conservation Visions Inc. at http://conservationvisions.com

Media Contact:

Michelle Scheuermann, BulletProof Communications LLC; michelle@bulletproofcomm.com; 651.964.0264

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