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Wildlife Conservation & Outdoor Education

WORLDWIDE PROGRAMS THAT WORK

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Mission
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SCI Foundation funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education.

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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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America’s Hunting Heritage Program Earns Emmy

 

Congratulations to the team at the Into the Outdoors Education Network for their recent Emmy Award for the top Youth Education Program in the Midwest for the SCIF/HLF supported America’s Hunting Heritage program.  We are proud to be a part of such an amazing undertaking. The program, hosted by youth, is providing a new perspective on conservation and the outdoor lifestyle.

 

SCI Foundation News

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America’s Hunting Heritage Program Earns Emmy

February 20, 2019

Dan Bertalan (center) with the two youth hosts of the America’s Hunting Heritage Program
 

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2018 Pathfinder Hunt

February 12, 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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Lower your taxes while providing for the future of wildlife!

February 1, 2019

Don’t give so much to Uncle Sam! Give it to the wildlife instead.

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New Partnership with IWFF Moves Bell Family Blue Bag Program Forward in Africa

January 29, 2019

SCI Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership between our Foundation, the Ellen and Larry Bell Family,…

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Team Floyd Goes to Klein-Aub Primary School

January 24, 2019

Karin Anderson, John W. Floyd, Kevin Anderson, Mary Karin Miller (left to right).
 

In July of 2018, Team…

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Krieghoff International Hosts SCI Foundation Donor Event

January 21, 2019

 
Krieghoff International hosted a reception for SCI Foundation donors at the Peppermill Resort on Friday, January…

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Young Guns… The Future of SCI/SCIF and the Future of Hunting

January 15, 2019

Jami Sibert and Brad Jannenga welcome attendees to the Young Guns Reception.
 
Bringing in the next…

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Byron and Sandra Sadler Awarded Beretta and SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award

January 10, 2019

Byron and Sandra Sadler being presented with the 5th Annual Beretta and SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award…

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Alaska’s Wood Bison Continue to Thrive With Help From SCI Foundation

January 2, 2019

Video by Westphal Productions 2018
Three years ago, SCI Foundation (SCIF) helped the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation release…

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2019 SCIF Humanitarian Pathfinder Grants Available

December 27, 2018

 
Humanitarian Pathfinder Grant opportunities are again available for SCI chapters during the 2019 Fiscal Year. These grants…

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SCI Foundation Announces 2018 Pathfinder Award Winner

December 26, 2018

Friday evening, January 11, 2019 one remarkable hunter, Cory McGregor will be awarded the SCI Foundation Pathfinder Award.  A Pathfinder is “one who finds a way or finds a new route.”…

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Moving Past the Traditional Classroom

December 17, 2018

By: Jen Heyer

“The future belongs to the curious.  The ones who are not afraid to try it,…

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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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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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