The Dallas Safari Club has agreed to provide funding to help sustain the Leadership Institute of The Wildlife Society through 2013.
Established in 2006, the Leadership Institute provides training for promising young professionals to develop their skills as leaders in wildlife science, policy and management. Because of its focus on the future, it is a flagship program of The Wildlife Society, a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education.
Both The Wildlife Society and DSC recognize the need to nurture the next generation of wildlife professionals to ensure that wildlife management and conservation continue to provide the abundant wildlife and healthy habitats that all Americans-hunters and non-hunters alike-enjoy.
“We want to support the next generation of outdoor leaders in a positive way, just as we want to promote a sustainable-use model of wildlife conservation,” said Ben Carter, DSC executive director.
“We are extremely grateful to DSC for its generous support of The Wildlife Society’s Leadership Institute,” said Winifred Kessler, president of The Wildlife Society. “This investment is a vivid example of DSC’s commitment to the future of wildlife conservation.”