The second class of 20 Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (EWCL) graduated successfully in December 2008.  EWCL Board members and participants chose over thirty training topics as priority knowledge and skills to be addressed in the three sessions by specialists in the leadership and conservation fields. Opportunities for networking and mentoring were made possible by numerous one-on-one mentoring sessions with EWCL Board of Directors members and EWCL Alumni Group members, and network gatherings at the final D.C. training.