DALLAS -(Ammoland.com)- During the 2019 Convention and Expo, a group of top-level conservation experts will convene for DSC's Conservation Advisory Board (CAB). This new group is charged with the mission of providing subject matter expertise with both regional and global perspectives on needed research, program development and advocacy.
The CAB will advise and assist the DSC Board of Directors and the DSC Grants Committee on domestic and international conservation issues to ensure that DSC's mission fulfillment is focused most appropriately.
The first meeting is to be held at Mogambo: Dagga Boy Danger, January 17-20 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Omni Hotel Dallas in Downtown Dallas.
The CAB is comprised of some renowned scientists, policymakers and researchers, who will all offer their expertise on the greatest conservation needs from their respective subject matter and regions.
New board members include Jeff Crane (Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation), Khalil Karimov (wildlife biologist, IUCN Central Asia Group chair), Rob Keck (director of conservation for Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's), Shane Mahoney (Conservation Visions Inc.), Tamas Marghescu (director general of CIC), Ron Regan (executive director of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies) and Danene van der Westhuyzen (professional hunter and president of the Namibia Professional Hunting Association). Corey Mason, DSC's executive director, also a Certified Wildlife Biologist, is the staff liaison to this prestigious board.
Jeff Crane joined the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) in 2002 and brings nearly 40 years of experience in on-the-ground natural resource management and policy expertise at the federal, state and international levels.
A lifelong outdoorsman, Crane spent five years working in the US Congress and was instrumental in establishing the Maryland legislative sportsmen's caucus prior to joining