Welcome to Conservation Matters® with Shane Mahoney. Listen to Shane's speeches given around the world on scientific issues and challenges impacting global conservation in the 21st Century. Conservation, after all, is everyone's business. One Natural World. One Humanity. One Chance. Conservation Matters.
Cecil, Trophy Hunting, & Other Words that Matter
Decisions by United States Fish and Wildlife Service to all importation of hunting trophies are not frivolous. Scientific evidence shows that hunting can help conserve wildlife. Has "trophy" become a lethal adjective for hunting, despite conservation science?
Philanthropy and America's Conservation Legacy
Please join Shane as he addresses the crowd gathered to celebrate the historical grand opening of Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.
The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation & The Path Ahead
Join Shane as he speaks to the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation's Youth Group and conservation leaders of tomorrow about the incredible and historical achievement that is the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. This is a call to action, relevant not just for our youth, but for all citizens.
Walk in the Footsteps of Theodore Roosevelt - From DSC National Convention
Listen to Shane Mahoney, CEO of Conservation Visions, speak of how the events of the past (Cecil, the Lion and others) have been the spark - not the fuel - of making change - and how the time is NOW to act in the field of conservation. Shane is speaking at the 2017 Dallas Safari Club annual convention, and asks attendees to walk in the footsteps of Theodore Roosevelt. Be bold. Be decisive. Be generous. Learn more about Conservation Visions at . Follow us at and and watch more keynote speeches at
The Wild Harvest Initiative Explained by Shane Mahoney
Do you ever think about where your food comes from? How it was procured? Hunters and anglers know EXACTLY where their food comes from - while not everyone personally chooses to hunt or fish, we can agree that these activities do procure a significant amount of healthy, organic rich food by humans. And not just the people who got the food to begin with - neighbors, friends and even shelters benefit from this protein source. What would it cost to replace that protein source? What it is worth economically, nutritionally, socially? The Wild Harvest Initiative® will provide empirical answers to these questions. This is also a YouTube video found here: Learn more about Conservation Visions at Follow us on Facebook at and on instagram at
The Guns of Conservation
Public ownership of firearms was instrumental to the birth of the conservation movement in North America and still contributes to its continued success. This audio was made into a short video found on Boone & Crockett Club's YouTube channel here: Learn more about Conservation Visions and Shane Mahoney at Follow us at and and
Truth be told
One of the most powerful speakers for the outdoors I’ve found and I just wish I could here some more new podcasts .i here him on everybody else’s podcast as he makes any show that much better, keep up the good work no matter where great work needs to done
I had to write an entire essay reviewing this podcast and after in depth analysis I can say without a doubt that this podcast is truly amazing.
You start your conversation referring to Cecil as a Tanzanian lion, he was in fact Zimbabwean, murdered during an illegal hunt.
It’s really important to get your facts correct when discussing things like this. I was all keen to listen to your podcast, but the first sentence is misleading in the most egregious way , this has detrimental consequences for all sorts of reasons.
I am from Zimbabwe and had the pleasure of filming Cecil and Jericho over many years for different documentaries. He was born and died in Hwange National Park.
When I have the time to listen to the rest, I will hopefully find factual and compelling arguments about the issue’s surrounding his untimely and quite frankly inhumane death.