Shane Mahoney of Conservation Visions is Keynote Speaker at POMA Annual Conference

Shane Mahoney Keynote Speaker POMA
Shane Mahoney Keynote Speaker POMA
Professional Outdoor Media Association
Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA)

ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland – -( recognized conservation authority, speaker, and author, Shane Mahoney, is the keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Annual Business Conference June 15-18 in Kalispell, MT.

Mahoney will speak during the opening night dinner, sponsored by the Boone and Crockett Club, and again on June 16th about how outdoor writers can best communicate a myriad of conservation topics given the challenges of the 21st century.

“Conservation is everyone’s responsibility and should be everyone’s concern,” says Mahoney. “In today’s world, wildlife does not exist by accident. It only exists through the actions we engage and the commitments we make. Conserving the abundance and diversity of wild creatures is crucial to our human existence at so many levels – physical, spiritual, and esthetic. That is why conservation matters and why every citizen has a vital role to play”

Mahoney will also be featured in two panel discussions during the conference: “Finding Our Voice” and “Future of Public Land Hunting & Conservation.” Outdoor writers are encouraged to schedule time with Mahoney for more in-depth conversations to assist with their articles. Contact Michelle at to schedule.

POMA is a group of individual communicators and corporate partners who believe in, defend, support, and promote our hunting, fishing, shooting, and traditional outdoor sports heritage through writing, photography, and other means.

“Outdoor writers are the best positioned to bring critical topics to the public, to encourage public engagement in wildlife conservation issues, and to inspire people to find common ground for discussions that will lead to broader and more diverse coalitions in support of our natural world. I am honored to have the opportunity to meet and speak with this group of professionals,” Mahoney concluded.

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About Shane Mahoney

Shane Patrick Mahoney, President of Conservation Visions, is internationally recognized as one of today’s most original, insightful and inspiring conservation leaders, as well as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. A recipient of numerous awards, he has nearly forty years experience in wildlife conservation. He has primarily worked as a scientist, wildlife manager, policy innovator and strategic advisor, but also as a filmmaker, writer, narrator, television host and lecturer – all within the scope of the wildlife/conservation arena.

A strong advocate for communicating conservation science to the general public, Mahoney has written more than 100 popular articles that have been featured in twenty-four print magazines, and his work appears regularly in such well-read publications as Sports Afield. He’s authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers that have appeared in some of today’s most respected scientific journals, including the Journal of Wildlife Management, the Journal of Mammalogy, and Population Ecology. Mahoney has written eight published book chapters, has appeared as host or narrator for a variety of television and radio efforts, and has collaborated with such highly regarded entities as the British Broadcasting Corporation and National Geographic to create and produce award winning films. He has offered keynote speeches, or plenary addresses, on more than sixty occasions, to diverse audiences. He has led numerous workshops, participated in endowed lectures, presented at a host of conferences all around the globe, and has accepted eighteen professional appointments over the course of his career. Currently, Mahoney serves as Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Use and Livelihoods (SULi) Specialist Group for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN,) and International Liaison for The Wildlife Society, as well as Executive Director of the High Lonesome Institute.

Mahoney recently launched Conservation Visions, a private enterprise focused on assisting clients with scientific research solutions, communications via multiple platforms, coalition building, food security concerns, environmental assessment, wildlife monitoring, and policy development. Clients comprise a range of conservation-minded stakeholders, including industry leaders, governments, and NGOs. Conservation Visions’ motto, “One Natural World, One Humanity, One Chance… Conservation Matters,” strongly reflects Mahoney’s certainty that the conservation movement is more important today, than ever before. Learn more at