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Banovich Wildlscapes Foundation, in partnership with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Honors the 2018 ACE Award for Conservation Excellence Nominees

Banovich Wildlscapes Foundation, in partnership with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Honors the 2018 ACE Award for Conservation Excellence Nominees

February 15, 2018

Banovich Wildscapes Foundation and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition present
AWARD for CONSERVATION EXCELLENCE (ACE)
sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, the Cabela Family Foundation & Bass Pro Shops
February 14, 2018, Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC

Banovich Wildscapes is pleased to announce that the scientific team of  Dr. Nyawira Muthiga and Dr.Tim McClanahan have been awarded the $100,000  2018 Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE). Along with the other four finalists Dr. Joel Berger and Dr. Ullas Karanth, Dr. George Archibald and Dr. David Macdonald, Muthiga and McClanahan were selected from among over 40 applicants.

WCS Newsroom

WCS Newsroom

WCS Conservationists Win ACE Award For Conservation Excellence

February 15, 2018

Dr. Nyawira Muthiga and Dr. Tim McClanahan presented with inaugural award.
The winners are founders of WCS’s coral reef programs and have pushed the frontiers of coral reef science.

The Post and Courier

The Post and Courier

Southeastern Wildlife Expo kicks off with inaugural $100K conservation award presentation

February 15, 2018

At the kickoff of the 36th Southeastern Wildlife Exposition on Wednesday, a new award that is hoped to become “the Oscars for conservation” was given to a duo that have devoted three decades to coral reef conservation.

Oxford University-WildCRU Press Release

Oxford University-WildCRU Press Release

Search for world’s greatest conservation scientists: David Macdonald, founding Director of Oxford’s WildCRU named as global finalist for lifetime Award for Conservation Excellence
Conservation Scientist David Macdonald Nominee for Prestigious Honour

WCS Newsroom-News Releases

WCS Newsroom-News Releases

Four WCS Conservationists Are Named Finalists for Award for Animal Conservation Excellence

(NEW YORK- January 23, 2016) WCS is pleased to announce that four of its scientists, Dr. Joel Berger, Dr. Ullas Karanth, Dr. Nyawira Muthiga and Dr.Tim McClanahan have advanced as finalists for the 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE) (Drs. Muthiga and McClanahan have been nominated together as one finalist).

CO-FOUNDER OF INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION FINALIST FOR INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR CONSERVATION EXCELLENCE

CO-FOUNDER OF INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION FINALIST FOR INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR CONSERVATION EXCELLENCE

December 7, 2017

CO-FOUNDER OF INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION FINALIST FOR INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR CONSERVATION EXCELLENCE

December 7, 2017 in Newsroom, Press Releases, Travels with George
BARABOO, Wis. – George Archibald, Ph.D., co-founder of the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wis., is one of five finalists for the inaugural Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE) presented by the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation and sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, the Cabela Family Foundation, and Bass Pro Shops.

ACE Nominee Dr. Joel Berger Featured in National Geographic

ACE Nominee Dr. Joel Berger Featured in National Geographic

Animals Are Shrinking and Freezing to Death in a Changing Arctic

January 18, 2018

National Geographic
Animals Are Shrinking and Freezing to Death in a Changing Arctic
By Craig Welch
JANUARY 18, 2018

"Most people know polar bears are in trouble, but they don't really make the connection that the warming that's happening offshore is also happening onshore," says the study's lead author, Joel Berger, a Colorado State University professor and senior scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society. "These extreme weather events that have their genesis in warming temperatures are now impacting animals on land."

ACE Nominee Dr. Joel Berger Featured in NY Times Today

ACE Nominee Dr. Joel Berger Featured in NY Times Today

In the Arctic, More Rain May Mean Fewer Musk Oxen

January 18, 2018

NY Times-Science
In the Arctic, More Rain May Mean Fewer Musk Oxen
by Carl Zimmer

It’s hard to miss a musk ox: It looks like a buffalo decked out in a hairy fur coat. And yet this easy-to-spot giant, which lives on tundras from Siberia to Greenland, is still surprisingly mysterious.

“Here is the largest land mammal of the polar zones, but we hardly know anything about musk oxen,” said Joel Berger, a wildlife biologist at Colorado State University and a senior scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society.  Dr. Berger has studied musk oxen in Alaska for nearly a decade, and on Thursday in the journal Nature, he and his colleagues reported a disturbing finding: Musk oxen are unexpectedly vulnerable to rapid climate change in the Arctic.

Art World News

Art World News

Banovich Wildscapes Foundation & SEWE collaborate to present Conservation Excellence Award

December 2017

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.

Baraboo News Republic

Baraboo News Republic

International Crane Foundation's George Archibald named finalist for international conservation award.

December 6, 2017

International Crane Foundation co-founder George Archibald works with a Siberian Crane at the organization's headquarters outside Baraboo. Archibald recently was named a finalist for Banovich Wildscapes Foundation’s international Award for Conservation Excellence.
by JAKE PRINSEN 

Ivan Carter Wildlife Conservation Alliance speaks on the ACE Award and Conservation

Ivan Carter Wildlife Conservation Alliance speaks on the ACE Award and Conservation

November 16, 2017

Partnership Opportunities Announced for the ACE Award Ceremony

Partnership Opportunities Announced for the ACE Award Ceremony

Seeking Sponsorships & Partnerships

We are pleased to offer a selection of sponsorships and partnerships for the ACE Award Ceremony for corporations and individuals.  

Amphibian Survival Alliance & Amphibian Specialist Group

Amphibian Survival Alliance & Amphibian Specialist Group

ACE Award Announcement

August 16, 2017

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.

Artists For Conservation

Artists For Conservation

Banovich Establishes New $100,000 Conservation Award

July 29, 2017

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.