Wildlife Conservation & Outdoor Education
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SCI Foundation funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education.Learn More
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.
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.
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.
7-DAY COASTAL ALASKA BLACK BEAR HUNT FOR TWO HUNTERS
Take advantage of your chance to win this once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt some of the largest black bears in North America with renown outfitter Coastal Alaska Adventures aboard their 58′ vessel Artaios while supporting SCI Foundation’s wildlife conservation and outdoor education programs.
SCI Foundation News
Pathfinder Award Application Deadline: September 15, 2019
April 2, 2019
This prestigious award is given out annually during the evening banquet at SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention to a Pathfinder Applicant who is faced with challenges in his or her…
One Voice Among Many
March 26, 2019
Partnerships with groups like the International Wildlife Fellowship Foundation (IWFF) allow SCI Foundation to greatly expand the impact…
A Journey of a Thousand Miles (An AWLS Story)
March 19, 2019
by Natalie Salkowski
A journey of a thousand miles, as they say, begins with a single step. In my case, the…
Hunting For Tax Savings?
March 14, 2019
IRA Charitable Rollover
If you are 70½ or older you may be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes…
Outdoor Bound TV Blue Bag Drop
March 5, 2019
While on safari with Gamka Safaris just outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa with owner Ken Whiley serving as PH and host, Kurt and Karla Walbeck…
SCI Foundation Partners with She Hunts Skills Camps
March 1, 2019
SCI Foundation is proud to be the Title Sponsor of the She Hunts Skills Camp and support their mission is to educate women and kids on…
Giant jigsaw puzzle at the International Wildlife Museum
February 22, 2019
The second largest jigsaw puzzle in the world is on display at the International Wildlife Museum (Click…
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
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…
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.
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,…
Legacy of Impact
Help SCI Foundation continue it’s legacy of promoting wildlife conservation and outdoor education in your backyard and around the world.
1.5 MILLION POUNDS
The amount of venison donated through SCI Foundation’s Sportsman Against Hunger program.
The amount SCI Foundation has spent on conservation, wildlife, education, and humanitarian services since 2000.
The percentage of SCI Foundation’s conservation work is done in North America.
The number of countries in which SCI Foundation has funded conservation projects.
Number of youth reached annually with a conservation message by graduates of the American Wilderness Leadership School.
Conservation Program Updates
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…
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…
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…
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…
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. …
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…