Banovich Studio News: Disunity: The Feature Documentary

Banovich Studio News: Disunity: The Feature Documentary

*HAWKS CAPTURE SIX RHINO POACHING SYNDICATE KINGPINS*

September 19, 2018

Six key syndicate members implicated in a massive trafficking of poached rhino horns were arrested. The arrests were made by the Hawks supported by Counter Intelligence, Special Task Force, SAPS Forensic Science Service, SANParks, the Department of Environmental Affairs, SARS and Customs including the National Prosecuting Authority. 
The significant breakthrough follows an investigative - Project Broadbill - by the Wildlife Trafficking Section of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation which commenced in January last year. The project focused on the criminal supply chain of poached rhinos within the Kruger National Park, Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng and other private or state owned reserves The National Head of the DPCI Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has lauded the collaborative action as a huge success in the fight against rhino poaching in the country. “The operation spells hope for rhinos and other endangered species and we are fully committed to eradicating poaching and trafficking.

The Atlantic

The Atlantic

The 'Bloody Business' of Wildlife Conservation A veteran conservationist reckons with his career studying animals in the most extreme places on Earth.

September 2, 2018

ACE Award for Conservation Excellence Conservation Hero Update: Joel Berger

SCIENCE
The 'Bloody Business' of Wildlife Conservation
A veteran conservationist reckons with his career studying animals in the most extreme places on Earth.
SARAH ZHANG
SEP 2, 2018

Washington Independent

Washington Independent

August 28, 2018

ACE Award for Conservation Excellence Conservation Hero Update: Joel Berger
​Book Review in Non-Fiction, Science

Extreme Conservation: Life at the Edges of the World=
By Joel Berger
 
University of Chicago Press
368 pp.
Reviewed by Emily Strelow
August 28, 2018

This observant and witty book asks difficult questions about our role in saving species living in extreme climates.

Behring Global Natural History Days-Wuhan, China

Behring Global Natural History Days-Wuhan, China

John Banovich-Keynote on “The Power of Art to Increase Awareness for Conservation.”

July 19 – 24, 2018

Wuhan Natural History Museum
Wuhan, China

Artist and conservationist John Banovich was the keynote speaker at the Behring Global Education Foundation Forum with the topic of “The Power of Art to Increase Awareness for Conservation.” Additionally Banovich and Banovich Wildscapes Foundation COO, Kimberly Fletcher participated in the Global Natural History Days program as international judges for the exhibition competition and the painting competition. This was the second year Banovich and Fletcher participated in the event.

Scientific American

Scientific American

It's Global Tiger Day. How Is the Effort to Save Them Going? By K. Ullas Karanth

July 29, 2018

Ullas Karanth - 2018 ACE Award for Conservation Excellence Hero

Overall, badly. Instead of the 25,000-50,000 that should be living in the wild, we're urged to "celebrate" a miserable 5000 with annoying frequency. 

Today is Global Tiger Day—befittingly so because of the cat's immense popularity among people both in its Asian home and world-wide. It is a day to evaluate where we are headed in the strenuous effort to recover this icon of nature's diversity.

Yale Environment 360-Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Yale Environment 360-Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Big Cat Comeback: How India Is Restoring Its Tiger Population-An Interview with Ullas Karanth (2018 ACE Award Hero)

July 26, 2018

Ullas Karanth has spent a half-century working to protect India’s endangered tigers. In an interview with Yale e360, he argues that with smart planning and the cooperation of its rural residents, the country could support five times the number of tigers it has now. 

Mara Cheetah Project-Update

Mara Cheetah Project-Update

Mara Cheetah Project-Living on the edge: Multiscale Habitat Selection by Cheetahs in a Human-wildlife Landscape

July 2018

Thanks to your generous support we managed to collar several cheetahs in the Maasai Mara to get a better insight into their ecology and the threats that they face. We recently used the data from the collars to determine which landscape features cheetahs prefer and avoid.  Femke Broekhuis, PhD Scientific Associate Kenya Wildlife Trust, Nairobi Kenya

South China Morning Post-Travel & Leisure

South China Morning Post-Travel & Leisure

2018 ACE Award Judge Dr. Julian Fennesy, Giraffe expert raises fears the animal faces extinction if conservation efforts don’t happen soon.

June 12, 2018

Giraffe expert raises fears the animal faces extinction if conservation efforts don’t happen soon

Dr Julian Fennessy wants action taken urgently as the giraffe population has experienced a rapid overall decline of 40 per cent in the last three decades, and they are already extinct in seven countries.
 

WCS Marine Conservation Program

WCS Marine Conservation Program

Technology Can Help Pick Up the Pace to Protect Coral Reefs-2018 ACE Award Heroes Nyawira Muthiga & Timonthy McClanahan

June 8, 2018

By Emily Darling

On June 8th, we celebrate World Oceans Day and the many ways our societies are connected to the planet’s oceans. But we also recognize the mounting threats facing our planet’s oceans and the need for new partners to find new and enduring solutions for ocean conservation. One of those partners is Silicon Valley.

Fish & Fisheries

Fish & Fisheries

Multicriteria estimate of coral reef fishery sustainability by Timothy McClanahan

May 10, 2018

Marine Programs, Wildlife Conservation
Society, Bronx, New York

Abstract: A holistic basis for achieving ecosystem-based management is needed to counter the continuing degradation of coral reefs. The high variation in recovery rates of fish, corresponding to fisheries yields, and the ecological complexity of coral reefs have challenged efforts to estimate fisheries sustainability. Yet, estimating stable yields can be determined when biomass, recovery, changes in per area yields and ecological change are evaluated together.

EurekAlert-Global Source for Science News

EurekAlert-Global Source for Science News

Scientists discover balance of thermal energy and low climate stress drive coral species diversity

May 2018

Study to inform plans to protect coral reefs with the greatest chances of surviving the changing climate
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

The authors of the study titled "Thermal energy and stress properties as the main drivers of regional distribution of coral species richness in the Indian Ocean" are: Mebrahtu Ateweberhan of the University of Warwick and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society); Tim R. McClanahan of WCS; Joseph Maina of WCS and the University of Queensland; and Charles Sheppard of the University of Warwick.
 

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.

NBC News-WCBD Channel 2 News

NBC News-WCBD Channel 2 News

ACE Award for Conservation Excellence

February 15, 2018

The 2018 ACE Award for Conservation Excellence is featured on NBC News with an interview with ACE Founder and artist John Banovich and ACE Keynote Speaker General Charles Moss Duke., Jr. Apollo 16, Astronaut. 

"Had a serious fan girl moment. Met these 2 amazing gentlemen. Ret. Brigadier General Charles Moss Duke, Jr. Apollo 16 Astronaut. In 1972, he became the 10th and youngest person to walk on the MOON! I also met internationally renowned oil painter John Banovich Awesome! #SEWE2018" Octavia Mitchell

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

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.

Wiley Fish & Fisheries

Wiley Fish & Fisheries

Community biomass and life history benchmarks for coral reef fisheries

December 28, 2017

Marine Programs, Wildlife Conservation
Society, Bronx, NY, USA

Abstract: The status of fisheries requires establishing and evaluating benchmarks derived from unfished ecosystems. Habitats, environmental conditions, properties of the fish communities and management systems could potentially influence the variability surrounding benchmarks. Consequently, eighteen variables including habitat, number of species, life histories, thermal and productivity environments were tested for influences on reef fish biomass in 62 reefs within old high compliance closures along the east African coastline.

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.

Amphibian Survival Alliance & Amphibian Specialist Group

Amphibian Survival Alliance & Amphibian Specialist Group

ACE Award Announcement

August 16, 2017

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.

It will be awarded for the first time in Feb. 2018, with a first prize of $100,000. Four other finalists will receive $5,000 cash and a $5,000 Cabela’s gift certificate. A videographer will spend time in the field with all five finalists, producing a ten minute film of their work to be shown at the awards ceremony and in the media.

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. Nominations for the ACE award can be made here.

The Art of Conservation-Guest Speaker: John Banovich, Artist/Conservationist

The Art of Conservation-Guest Speaker: John Banovich, Artist/Conservationist

Plantation Grille, Brays Island Plantation, SC

March 13, 2017, 3:30-5:00pm

Hosted by Chris & Amy Dorsey

On Monday, March 13th we will explore man's relationship to nature and the ways in which man can co-exist with Big Things With Big Teeth in a world of shrinking habitat." 

Sporting Classics

Sporting Classics

John Banovich: Heart of a Lion by David Cabela

January-February 2017

John Banovich is no stranger to the discerning wildlife art collector. His paintings have adorned the covers of multiple national magazines, the walls of prestigious museums, and the homes of some of the world’s most discriminating connoisseurs. However, Banovich is not a man driven by the possible fruits of success—greatness demands something much more personal than the praise of others or financial reward. It demands a passion for something beyond self, the courage to fail, the humility to learn, and the perseverance to see things through, especially when it is hard and,  eventually,  the  understanding  that  while  perfection  may be unachievable, the desire to reach for it should not be subdued.

Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB)-Stanford University

Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB)-Stanford University

John Banovich-Painting Animals and Protecting Wildscapes

October 2016


Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB)-Stanford University Blog
John Banovich-Painting Animals and Protecting Wildscapes

John Banovich's commentary on conversation was selected by the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB).  The MAHB is Stanford's new initiative to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration towards a sustainable future.  MAHB is a global network of social scientists, humanists and scholars in related field who utilize their collective knowledge to understand and communicate foresight intelligence and create a vision of plausible and compelling world  which is moving towards sustainability and social equality.   

Mara Cheetah Project-Kenya - Supported By Banovich Wildscapes since 2013

Mara Cheetah Project-Kenya - Supported By Banovich Wildscapes since 2013

October 2015

We are excited to announce that John's daughters, Siana and Mara have their name on a cheetah collar! This is very exciting as this is the first time there have ever been GPS tracking collars placed on cheetah in the Masai Mara reserve. We are so excited that Siana and Mara can begin to have a connection to the place where their names have originated. And on their favorite animal no less. - Exciting day!

Artists for Conservation Awards

Artists for Conservation Awards

"Game of Lions" by John Banovich receives Medal of Excellence & Best in Show

September 2015

"Game of Lions" by John Banovich receives the Medal of Excellence and the Best in Show awards in the 2015 Annual Exhibit held in Vancouver, B.C.

Cowboys & Indians

Cowboys & Indians

"John Banovich" by David Cabela

January 2015

John Banovich: The Montana-born artist, conservationist, and storyteller paints to preserve wild animals and the wild places they inhabit.

NBC News-Entertainment

NBC News-Entertainment

John Banovich-Cause Celeb

October 2014

Artist Banovich Is Dedicated To Protecting The Wild In His Wildscapes - NBC Cause Celeb highlights a celebrity’s work on behalf of a specific cause.

Beast Benefit 2014 raises over $75,000 for critical projects for wildlife conservation

Beast Benefit 2014 raises over $75,000 for critical projects for wildlife conservation

by Wildscapes Foundation

January 2014

The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation (BWF) launched the Beast Benefit in January of 2014 to raise funding for the critical projects that BWF supports. Through a silent auction, sales of the Banovich "King" giclee canvas and many generous donations, the efforts raised over $75,000 for the foundation. The Beast Benefit closed with an event held in Las Vegas in February. Held in honor of wildlife conservation, the evening featured many special guests including speakers Dr. Laurence Frank, Living with Lions Project Director, Dr. Lance Craighead, Conservation Director of the Craighead Institute and Kat Combes, CEO of the Soysambu Conservancy. John Banovich and the Banovich Wildscape Foundation deeply thank all generous donors, sponsors and supporters.

Project Panda: The Global Search for "Chengdu Pambassador"

Project Panda: The Global Search for "Chengdu Pambassador"

John Banovich serves on Judging panel

September 2010

Project Panda: The Global Search for “Chengdu Pambassador”

Western Art & Architecture

Western Art & Architecture

Swimming with Giants

2009

Painter John Banovich raises awareness of the connection between hunting and wildlife conservation Written by Scott McMillion Swimming with Elephants - Bulls Oil on Linen 40 x 48 inches very afternoon for 10 days, John Banovich went to the banks of Botswana’s Khwai River, where families of elephants gathered to eat and drink and bathe. With 25 trips to Africa under his belt, he’d seen a lot of elephants but he wanted to see more, to learn more. Like the time he spotted a baby that had lost its trunk, perhaps to a lion attack, and he saw its mother break off branches to feed the infant. 

African Wildlife Foundation-Africa Geographic

African Wildlife Foundation-Africa Geographic

Artists for AWF – The Mind’s Eye:

Fall 2005


John Banovich is one of the most acclaimed wildlife artists in the United States and his art is also widely appreciated by many international collectors. He specializes in large oil canvases of Africa’s wildlife, but his work is inspired by subjects from all the continents of the globe. John is talented, prolific and dedicated – both to his art and to preserving the wild places where the animals live. To this end, he has partnered with AWF to create the Pride Initiative – a conservation-awareness and fund-raising effort that focuses specifically on preserving Africa’s largest and most social of cats – the African lion.