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Wildlife Conservation & Outdoor Education

WORLDWIDE PROGRAMS THAT WORK

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Mission
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Ensure the future of wildlife through conservation, education, and hunting.

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Programs

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WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Conservation Efforts never cease, and through chapter projects, SCI Foundation grants and scholarships, and regional programs, members of Safari Club International put their time and resources to use to benefit wildlife populations around the world.  SCI Foundation ensures the best available science is used in wildlife policy and management and demonstrates the constructive role that hunting plays in the conservation of biodiversity worldwide.

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OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Education Programs, for both youth and adults, provide a hands-on opportunity to experience the outdoors and spread the knowledge of conservation, wildlife management and the important role hunters play. Programs offered though SCIF’s American Wilderness Leadership School and the International Wildlife Museum as well as through partnerships with the Salvation Army outdoors program, the Boy Scouts and others continue to increase support for conservation.

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HUMANITARIAN SERVICES

Humanitarian Service Programs are also a primary initiative of SCI Foundation.  The programs cover a wide perspective and cross the globe in outreach.  These programs include the SafariCare Bell Family Blue Bag program, Sportsmen Against Hunger, Pathfinder Program, Veterans, Sensory Safari and Humanitarian Service Matching Grants. At the core of these programs is delivering activities and services to those in need.

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Show Your Support For Conservation And The Hunting That Supports It!

Give to the 2019 Year End Fund Drive today and see your gift doubled!

Generous SCIF supporters have joined together to challenge you to donate today!  For every dollar you contribute, they will match it to support SCIF’s conservation and outdoor education efforts, up to $30,000.

With your help, we can make a difference for wildlife by using sound science and not emotion to make decisions and influence policy.  We can continue to share nature’s bounty as proud hunters and true conservationists — today, and for generations to come.

 

SCI Foundation News

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Donor Spotlight on Carolyn and Holland Powell

November 18, 2019

By Matthew Taylor, SCI Foundation Major Gifts Manager

Shortly after I began working for the SCI Foundation while attending the 2018 Las…

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2020 Pathfinder Hunt Auction Moves to Tuesday Night

November 13, 2019

Pathfinder Auction Hunt
Proudly Donated by Prophet Muskwa

6th Annual Beretta & SCI Foundation…

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2018 Youth Pathfinder Award Winner Jena Bartenhagen Receives Unexpected Surprise

November 13, 2019

Recently,  Rapid City, Iowa, Channel 9 News, featured 2018 Youth Pathfinder Award Winner Jena Bartenhagen on the “Show You Care” segment of their nightly news.  Jena is a survivor…

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Biggest Halloween in the Wild Event Ever at the International Wildlife Museum

November 12, 2019

 
Halloween in the Wild is one of the Museum’s most popular events every year. It was held…

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SCIF to Host 17th African Wildlife Consultative Forum with ZimParks

November 4, 2019

 
Safari Club International Foundation’s leadership and conservation team is set to host the 17th African Wildlife Consultative…

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International Wildlife Museum Features New Aquatic Exhibit

October 16, 2019

SCI Foundation’s International Wildlife Museum opened its newest exhibit, Conservation Underwater, complete with a 140 gallon saltwater…

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AWLS Experience Resonates for 5th Grade Teacher

October 7, 2019

A letter of thank you from recent AWLS participant Dave Fugate, 5th Grade Science Teacher Cherokee Elementary Lakota Local School.

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SCIF Blue Bag for Tharros Child and Youth Care Center

September 30, 2019

By Tom Mattusch
On a recent trip to South Africa with Thormahlen & Cochran, Lisa and I wanted…

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Special Events At The International Wildlife Museum

September 18, 2019

When the door closes and the lights go out, everything seems to come alive in the museum! On August 17th, 2019 the SCIF International Wildlife Museum hosted…

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South Africa Healthy Mom and Baby Clinic Supported Through Blue Bag Program

August 22, 2019

By Todd Hisey
Fifteen years ago, Laura Birch observed a new mother in need at her Church in…

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KYSCI Participates in SCIF SafariCare Bell Family Blue Bag Program

August 9, 2019

By Alice Monarch
A few years ago, a new dimension was added to the SCI Blue Bag program with…

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A Blue Bag Trip To South Africa With Madubula Safaris

July 22, 2019

by Libby Gear
My dad helped me arrange a Blue Bag for our recent trip to South Africa…

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Summer Camps are Booming at The International Wildlife Museum

July 11, 2019

The International Wildlife Museum (IWM) staff is busy hosting youth summer camps at the museum from the…

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A Colorado Bull to Remember

July 11, 2019

by Cody Scriver
I got to the Trophy Mountain Ranch owned by Monte Matheson in the Cowdrey, Colorado…

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AWLS Introduces New Learning Opportunities to Educators

July 11, 2019

This year marks the 43 year of the AWLS program. Since its inception, the AWLS program has…

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SCIF Sets Sights on R3 Programs to Encourage Youth Hunters

June 13, 2019

SCI Foundation has developed and implemented numerous programs supporting recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) activities seeking to create new…

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SCI Foundation and IWFF Support Hunger Relief Efforts in Mozambique

June 13, 2019

Meals being loaded onto truck for shipment to Mozambique
Helping people helps wildlife. SCI members have a long…

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MOHEE Recruits Thousands

June 3, 2019

Photos courtesy of Chico La Barbera 
Organized by an SCI and Sable Life Member and partially funded by Badgerland, Southeastern…

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2018 Pathfinder Hunt

May 29, 2019

 

Each year SCI Foundation (SCIF) provides a once-in-a-lifetime hunt to worthy individuals that have faced challenges in life that causes them to find new ways to…

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AWLS Program Educates Hundreds to Reach Thousands

May 14, 2019

 
Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF), has a long history of supporting education and teaching about conservation and…

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Legacy of Impact

Help SCI Foundation continue it’s legacy of promoting wildlife conservation and outdoor education in your backyard and around the world.

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1.5 MILLION POUNDS

The amount of venison donated through SCI Foundation’s Sportsman Against Hunger program.

$75 MILLION

The amount SCI Foundation has spent on conservation, wildlife, education, and humanitarian services since 2000.

60%

The percentage of SCI Foundation’s conservation work is done in North America.

30

The number of countries in which SCI Foundation has funded conservation projects.

80,000+

Number of youth reached annually with a conservation message by graduates of the American Wilderness Leadership School.

Conservation Program Updates

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Why Botswana’s elections matter to SCI and SCIF

November 13, 2019

By Chris Comer, Ph.D., SCIF Director of Conservation

Many readers may have seen in the news reports that the Botswana Democratic Party and…

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SCIF Co-Sponsors World Mountain Ungulate Conference with Wild Sheep Foundation

October 16, 2019

 
Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) recently co-sponsored the 7th World Mountain Ungulate Conference (WMUC) with its official…

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Wrap-Up Report On CITES CoP18

September 18, 2019

As the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP) enters the history books, a review of the meeting shows that the global wildlife trade conference hosted…

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WORLD RECORD DEER MIGRATION VISUALIZED IN 3D FOR THE FIRST TIME

August 22, 2019

“Safari Club International is proud to be a supporter of the Wyoming Migration Initiative. The mule deer is an iconic species of western North America, and observed…

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SCI Foundation Supported Research Improves African Lion Survey Methods

August 13, 2019

The most recent issue of the academic journal Global Ecology and Conservation highlights the latest information…

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Helping Assure the Future of Elk and Elk Hunting

July 11, 2019

 
SCI Foundation and our contributing hunter-conservationists have been active in supporting better management of western big game…

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SCIF Conservation Preparing Strategy for African Leopard Conservation

June 13, 2019

 

Despite ample evidence showing that legal, regulated hunting is an important economic and management component of wildlife conservation in…

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SCIF Developing New Strategy Related To CWD

May 20, 2019

 

By Chris Comer, Ph.D., SCIF Director of Conservation
Deer and elk hunters in North America have been bombarded recently with…

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Not The Last Laugh: Rare Hyena Spotted In Tajikistan

May 2, 2019

The striped hyena is classified as “Near Threatened” by the IUCN but listed on Tajikistan’s Red Book of endangered species with a declining population. This area…

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A Message from your SCI Foundation Conservation Committee Chair

April 26, 2019

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege of serving on SCI Foundation’s Conservation Committee and recently…

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SCIF Community-Based Hunting Program Helps Other Endangered Wildlife in Tajikistan

April 3, 2019

Last year, SCIF began support for the conservation of wild Bukhara urial sheep in southwestern Tajikistan. Urial is a species that is vulnerable…

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Horse Rich and Dirt Poor Video

March 28, 2019

 
Safari Club International Foundation is proud to be a part of the recently released short film Horse Rich and Dirt Poor.  This film highlights…

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GIRAFFE POPULATIONS SHOW BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE USE OF WILDLIFE IN AFRICA

February 6, 2019

Giraffe populations have increased in countries where sustainable use hunting is possible
 

The giraffe is among the most…

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ONLINE BIDDING BEGINS ON FIVE GREAT CONSERVATION TAGS

December 27, 2018

Safari Club International’s Annual Convention, the ultimate sportsmen’s market, is right around the corner once again…

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What Every Deer Hunter Should Know About Chronic Wasting Disease

November 2, 2018

With the 2018-19 deer hunting season approaching, chronic wasting disease (CWD) is once again in the news as state and federal agencies struggle to manage this potentially devastating disease. …

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Winning the Battle Against Poaching by Imparting Value to Wildlife

October 31, 2018

SCI Foundation has frequently expressed the opinion that “boots on the ground” alone will not win the fight against poaching.  Yes, a show of force can be…

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Wyoming Mule Deer Migration Study to Help Inform Hunting Strategy

October 9, 2018

SCI Foundation is proud to be a part of this multi-year study by lending support to the Wyoming Migration Initiative (WMI). This project began in 2011 and…

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Rocky Mountain Elk Movement Patterns Offer Suprises

September 10, 2018

SCI Foundation is proud to team up with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department to uncover previously unknown information about elk…

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Namibian Leopard Study Sheds Fresh Light On Species

September 4, 2018

SCI Foundation is working with our partners at the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) to conduct the first comprehensive leopard census since 2011. Many who do not understand…

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Nepal’s Snow Leopard Project Hopes To Change Opinions

June 22, 2018

A new study in Nepal hopes to show predation of local livestock by snow leopards is less than first thought. With the people of Eastern Nepal relying very heavily…

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