One Cabela Drive
Sidney, Nebraska 69160
Dear Mr. Cabela:
It is my
pleasure to grant the Director’s Corporate Wildlife Stewardship Award of
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Cabela’s. This special award is
reserved for corporations whose activities demonstrate earnest concern for the
Nation’s environmental causes and for exemplary service rendered to our
country’s fish and wildlife resources.
Cabela’s donated more than $40,000 worth of much-needed outdoor equipment
and gear to the Lusaka Task Force to help combat the continued poaching of
African elephants, a species targeted for the lucrative black market ivory
trade and other wildlife crimes. These goods will equip 32 law
enforcement officers who will serve as the vanguard of a new, cooperative
anti-poaching campaign in nine central and southern African countries that
are now working together to protect wildlife resources.
and game wardens in these countries often lack proper equipment, clothing,
and gear for conducting even the most rudimentary law enforcement
activities. Cabela’s generous donation will help prevent such
shortages from undermining the anti-poaching efforts of the Lusaka Task
Force and provide a cornerstone for the success of the officers involved as
they combat the single greatest threat to the continued survival of African
elephants, rhinos, and other key species. Your company has, in
effect, supplied the basic tools needed to support a key conservation
initiative—one that promises new protections for animals that are, in many
cases, fighting their way back from the brink of extinction.
demonstrated concern for wildlife conservation and outstanding contribution
to anti-poaching efforts in central and southern Africa, I am pleased to
present the Director’s Corporate Wildlife Stewardship Award of the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service to Cabela’s.