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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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SWEEPSTAKES

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

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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