Banovich Art Inspires, Funds Conservation in Wild Places

World-renowned wildlife artist John Banovich and his Banovich Wildscapes Foundation have renewed a three-year partnership with Dallas Safari Club (DSC) to help generate funding for and awareness of conservation needs in wild places around the world.

World-renowned wildlife artist John Banovich and his Banovich Wildscapes Foundation have renewed a three-year partnership with Dallas Safari Club (DSC) to help generate funding for and awareness of conservation needs in wild places around the world.

Proceeds from Banovich artwork support his foundation and provide essential assistance to many small-but-vital organizations dedicated to scientific research, habitat conservation and public education. Efforts are focused in Africa and the Russian Far East. Banovich Wildscapes Foundation now supports 10 projects in seven countries, working on initiatives crucial for lions, Amur tigers and mountain nyala.

“Through my art, I hope to inspire people to seek a deeper understanding of the world around us and bring together groups of individuals to unite on common ground. Now more than ever our natural world is severely threatened and, with this increased pressure, a new paradigm must emerge. Conservationists, sportsmen and environmentalists must join forces in areas of overlapping interests and consider bridges to overcome these important issues,” said Banovich.

DSC is a major contributor to the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation and host of an annual expo providing Banovich with a premier venue for exhibiting art to the public and together spreading the message of conservation. Through promotion, the famed artist has helped expand the DSC brand and event traffic for one of the world’s largest outdoor sporting conventions.

The next DSC convention and expo is Jan. 9-12, 2014, at the Dallas Convention Center.

Ben Carter, executive director of DSC, said, “Dallas Safari Club is dedicated to a future where people can see special places and special animals–not just in classic works of art, but in real life. The end result of this partnership and all of its promotional components is meaningful, on-the-ground conservation in some of the world’s last great wildernesses.”

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. Get involved at the DSC webpage.

About Banovich Wildscapes Foundation (BWF)
The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation (BWF) fosters cooperative efforts to conserve the earth’s wild places, benefitting the wildlife and people that live there. BWF promotes scientific research and conservation education; facilitates habitat protection of large conservation landscapes and restoration projects; develops creative and respectful partnerships to fund conservation programs; and creates opportunities to build long-term community economic well-being. More information is available online.

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