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For over forty years the Wyoming Humanities Council, a 501c3 non-profit, has invested in Wyoming communities by supporting cultural opportunities that ask participants to study the complexities of human existence. From museum exhibits and lectures to nationally televised documentaries, our grant-supported projects and programs reach hundreds of thousands of Wyomingites and tourists every year and help represent Wyoming’s unique cultural heritage to the world. As well, our in-house lecture series and reading programs have become staples for many rural libraries and museums looking to bring educational opportunities to their facilities. With a foundational mandate of bringing humanities programming to the public at large, the WHC is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, and through donor support.
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Anti-poaching crusader, Damien Mander
Damien served as a Special Operations Sniper and Clearance Diver in the Australian Defense Force. Whilst deployed in Iraq he Project Managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy, overseeing training of up to 700 cadets at one time. Following 3 years on the front lines of the Iraq war he departed in 2008 with no new direction in life.
A trip to Africa left him face-to-face with the horrors that the worlds wildlife is facing. Liquidating his personal assets from his time in the military, he founded the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. The IAPF focuses on ranger training, operations and integrating modern technology such as drones into conservation.
Damien is a soldier turned anti-poaching crusader. A vegan, he resides with his wife Maria and son Leo in Southern Africa bush.
The IAPF’s work has featured in National Geographic Magazine, twice on 60 Minutes, Voice of America, Discovery Network, TEDx, Animal Planet, Good Weekend Magazine, The Project, Australia and Africa Geographic Magazines, Carte Blanch, Al Jazeera, ABC, Forbes, The Sunday Times, Christian Science Monitor and the UK Daily Telegraph.