IMANI, KISARU, SILA SUBS, RUKA & RAFIKI
Updates by the Mara Predator Conservation Programme on cheetahs in the Greater Mara Ecosystem
Wildscapes Foundation was proud to facilitate a grant that allowed for the funding of the purchase, deployment and monitoring of three GPS collars. The grant also allowed for funding towards some much needed refurbishment of the Predator Hub Information Centre, which is an interactive space for MPCP staff to engage with visitors and local school children (through our wildlife clubs programme) better showcasing our research and community conservation activities.
LINK to view Cheetah Update
Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, a non-profit established by artist John Banovich, and the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition have teamed up to acknowledge exceptional contributions to wildlife and nature conservation with the inaugural Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE). The winner will be announced among five finalists at the ACE ceremony on February 14 in Charleston, just before the SEWE show which runs February 16–18.
Amphibian Survival Alliance and Amphibian Specialist Group-bringing together world leaders in amphibian conservation, research and education.
Apply now for the Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE)
Wildlife artist John Banovich and outdoor equipment retailers Cabelas/Bass Pro have created a new Award for Conservation Excellence “to recognize the extraordinary contributions made by the world’s leading conservationists and to become the most significant award in the conservation arena.” http://www.wildscapesfoundation.org/ace-award/about.
AFC Signature Member, John Banovich has established a new major award through the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation - the Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE). The purpose of the award is to recognize the exceptional contributions made by some of the world's leading conservationists and is intended to become the most significant award in the conservation arena.A call for nominations is now open through August 31, 2017.
The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere: connecting activists, scientists, humanists and civil society to foster global change.
Renowned wildlife artist and conservationist John Banovich spent a week at Bubye Valley Conservancy researching lions for his upcoming paintings.
Hosted by Chris & Amy Dorsey,
"When I was born in 1964 there were 3.5 billion people on earth, today it has doubled to over 7 billion, and growing every hour. With a little math, that adds up to approximately 600 billion pounds of added biomass, omnivore bio mass. Humans consume more than any other vertebrates of equal size and they like a surfeit of food, cars, electronics, air conditioning...so they, we, represent a tremendous demand on the world's resources. We are expected to swell to nearly 9.5 billion by 2050. The concern for all of us should be, can these extra billions not only be fed, but rise out of poverty through economic development without the planet being destroyed? Can it be done without rainforests being torn down for agriculture; without the fish stocks of the oceans being void of life; without the atmosphere being swamped with climate-changing carbon from thousands of new power stations; without savannas turning to deserts? Less than eight percent of the earth's terrestrial surface is protected, not nearly enough to maintain enough space for animals, therefore wildlife must coexist with man in a human dominated landscape. It has a fighting chance on those landscapes only if it can be managed as a natural resource.
On Monday, March 13th we will explore man's relationship to nature and the ways in which man can co-exist with Big Things With Big Teeth in a world of shrinking habitat."
Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB)-Stanford University Blog
John Banovich-Painting Animals and Protecting Wildscapes
John Banovich's commentary on conversation was selected by the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB). The MAHB is Stanford's new initiative to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration towards a sustainable future. MAHB is a global network of social scientists, humanists and scholars in related field who utilize their collective knowledge to understand and communicate foresight intelligence and create a vision of plausible and compelling world which is moving towards sustainability and social equality.
Thank you to KZBK (CBS) TV for their coverage of the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation BEAST BENEFIT 2016 held at the new Banovich Art Center.
On Friday, July 1st the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation will host the 2016 BEAST BENEFIT, VIP DONOR RECEPTION & FAMILY NIGHT WITH JACK HANNA at the Banovich Art Center. Animal expert, television personality, author and conservationist, Jack Hanna will be in Paradise Valley to entertain and delight attendees with an animal presentation. VIP Donor Tickets will gain early access to the exclusive pre-show reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar [beer and wine], a private shopping experience, exclusive giveaways and a personal meet and greet with our special guests. READ MORE
Click to View Photos of Jack Hanna & Guests at the 2016 Beast Benefit Use the username: beastbenefit and the password: beast to access photo page.
Banovich Art wishes to thank the sponsors, donors and over 300 attendees from across the country for making the BEAST BENEFIT 2016 an overwhelming success. The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation raised over $70,000 towards international conservation and research efforts.
A Special Thank You to our Sponsors
Jack & Suzi Hanna
Chem Chem Safaris
Homann's Africa Safari
Dallas Safari Club
Safari Club International
Richard & Judy Childress
Greg & Stacy Lill DeLille Cellars
￼We are excited to announce that John's daughters, Siana and Mara have their name on a cheetah collar! This is very exciting as this is the first time there have ever been GPS tracking collars placed on cheetah in the Masai Mara reserve. We are so excited that Siana and Mara can begin to have a connection to the place where their names have originated. And on their favorite animal no less. - Exciting day!
"Game of Lions" by John Banovich receives the Medal of Excellence and the Best in Show awards in the 2015 Annual Exhibit held in Vancouver, B.C.
Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world's leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents. Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, AFC drives its mission through three key programs: Art & Environmental Education; Field Work & Research; and Artist Development. The Artists for Conservation Festival is AFC's annual flagship initiative to showcase, support and further these programs.
The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation (BWF) launched the Beast Benefit in January of 2014 to raise funding for the critical projects that BWF supports. Through a silent auction, sales of the Banovich "King" giclee canvas and many generous donations, the efforts raised over $75,000 for the foundation. The Beast Benefit closed with an event held in Las Vegas in February. Held in honor of wildlife conservation, the evening featured many special guests including speakers Dr. Laurence Frank, Living with Lions Project Director, Dr. Lance Craighead, Conservation Director of the Craighead Institute and Kat Combes, CEO of the Soysambu Conservancy. John Banovich and the Banovich Wildscape Foundation deeply thank all generous donors, sponsors and supporters.
The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation (BWF) is a nonprofit organization fostering cooperative efforts to conserve the earth's wild places benefiting the wildlife and the people that live there. View more on the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation
The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation thanks the following generous donors, sponsors and supporters:
Orion Entertainment - orionentertainment.com
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics - sportsoptics.zeiss.com
Safari Club International Foundation - safariclubfoundation.org
Dallas Safari Club - biggame.org
Homann's Africa - homannsafrica.com
Chem Chem Safari Lodges - chemchemsafari.com
Legendary Expeditions - legendaryexpeditions.com
Singita - singita.com
Friedkin Conservation Fund - friedkinfund.org
Roger Dumore Safaris - rogerdugmoresafaris.com
Meno a Kwena - menoakwena.com
Victoria Falls Hotel - victoriafallshotel.co
Montana Watch Company - montanawatch.com
Gene Rurka - Read more about Gene
Mint Design - mint-usa.com
Mick Doellinger - doellingersculptures.com
Krieghoff International - krieghoff.com
Stefan Savides - savidessculpture.com
Jack and Suzi Hanna - thewilds.org | columbuszoo.org
Dave and Gail Liniger (Sanctuary) - sanctuarygolfcourse.com
Casamigos Tequila - casamigostequila.com
Also a big thank you to these private contributors for their donations to the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation:
Eric and Keri Stumberg
Todd and Karissa Marker
Northern Nevada SCI Chapter
Alan and Nancy Maiss
Frederick and Mary Hilton
William and Lynn Weidner
Dick and Laura Hosford
Martin and Nancy Malin
John M. Kello
Joe and Lynette Casagranda
Fred and Sue Kikuchi
Jack and Peggy Redman
Photography by Keegan Nashan
As AWF understands the importance of wildlife in intact ecosystems and recognizes the importance of people and the need for sustainable community development that delivers tangible benefits to those people, it was a natural progression to partner with John on The P.R.I.D.E. initiative and implement the project’s directives.