DALLAS-Renowned wildlife artist John Banovich and his Banovich Wildscapes Foundation have launched a partnership with Dallas Safari Club (DSC) to help generate funding for and awareness of conservation needs in wild places of the world.

Proceeds from select Banovich artworks are supporting small-but-vital organizations dedicated to scientific research, habitat conservation and public education projects to benefit both wildlife and people. Current efforts are focused in Africa and Siberia. Three different organizations are working on conservation initiatives crucial for mountain nyalas, lions and Amur tigers.

“I started the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation as a way to give something back to the world that has given so much to me,” said Banovich.

See project details at www.johnbanovich.com.

DSC is a major contributor to Banovich Wildscapes Foundation and the host of an annual expo that provides the artist with a premier venue for exhibiting art to the public. Through advertising and promotions, the famed artist will help build the DSC brand and event traffic.

The next DSC convention and expo will be Jan. 6-9, 2011, at the Dallas Convention Center.

Ben Carter, executive director of DSC, said, “Dallas Safari Club is dedicated to a future where people can see special places and special animals-not just in classic works of art, but in real life. The end result of this partnership and all of its promotional components is meaningful, on-the-ground conservation in some of the world’s last great wildernesses.”

About Dallas Safari Club (DSC)

Desert bighorns on an unbroken landscape, stalking Cape buffalo in heavy brush, students discovering conservation. DSC works to guarantee a future for all these and much more. An independent organization since 1982, DSC has become an international leader in conserving wildlife and wilderness lands, educating youth and the general public, and promoting and protecting the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Get involved at www.biggame.org.