DSC Convention Life Member Breakfast Attendees to Learn About Twenty Four Lions Conservation Effort
Life Members attending the 2019 DSC Convention, Mogambo: Dagga Boy Danger, can register now to attend the Life Member Breakfast and Auction Saturday, Jan. 19. Attendees will hear from Dan Cabela, director of Twenty Four Lions (TFL), Ivan Carter,
founder and CEO of the Ivan Carter Wildlife Conservation Alliance, and Mark Haldane, co-founder of Zambeze Delta Safaris, about the TFL conservation effort.
TFL aims to restore the natural ecosystem in the Zambeze Delta of Mozambique by reintroducing wild lions to the region and reducing, or totally eliminating, the need for subsistence poaching.
From August 5-12, the Cabela Family Foundation and its partners, Zambeze Delta Safaris, Ivan Carter Wildlife Conservation Alliance and Marromeu Safaris, completed the largest move of wild lions across an international border in history. Twenty four lions were selected from game reserves in South Africa and transported to Coutadas 10 and 11 in Mozambique. After release, the TFL team has been carefully monitoring the lions with daily helicopter patrols, ground patrols and tracking collars.
The project has added 2.5 million acres to lions’ habitat in Africa and TFL’s experts estimate that this effort will increase the number of lions to as many as 500 within 15 years–and a full 10 percent of the world’s wild lion population within 20 years.
The entire TFL team is dedicated to the success and viability of this project and the growth of the wild lion population in the Zambeze Delta of Mozambique.
About the Speakers:
Dan Cabela participates in sustainable hunting in countries all over the world and brings extensive knowledge about the benefit that hunting concessions provide the wider effort of wildlife conservation. In his work with the Cabela Family Foundation, he supports projects and efforts that focus on outdoor recreation, conservation and charity–continuing the work of his parents, Dick and Mary Cabela. When not traveling, Dan resides in Dripping Springs, Texas.
Ivan Carter’s non-profit Ivan Carter Wildlife Conservation Alliance develops and implements holistic wildlife conservation solutions and provides support for anti-poaching groups. Carter is also the host of the television series
“CartersWAR,” a wildlife photographer and a professional hunting guide. He is originally from Zimbabwe and worked to support conservation efforts in Mozambique prior to joining the TFL team.
Mark Haldane’s Mozambique-based Zambeze Delta Safaris was founded, built and created on sustainable game utilization through a long-term lease with the government. Haldane has practiced conservation through sustainable use in Mozambique for 25 years and brings a wealth of expertise and passion to the promotion of anti-poaching efforts in the area.
The Life Member Breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m., Jan. 19, 2019, in the Omni Dallas Hotel Trinity Ballroom, level 3, and is exclusively for DSC Life Members.
to register to attend the Life Member Breakfast.