Wildlife Conservation &
Outdoor Education

WORLDWIDE PROGRAMS THAT WORK

Wildlife Conservation &
Outdoor Education

WORLDWIDE PROGRAMS THAT WORK

Wildlife Conservation &
Outdoor Education

WORLDWIDE PROGRAMS THAT WORK

Wildlife Conservation &
Outdoor Education

WORLDWIDE PROGRAMS THAT WORK

Donor Driven Research

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) has a 20-year history of being a leader in science-based, research-driven solutions to real problems facing wildlife conservation and sustainable use of wildlife resources. We partner with leading wildlife researchers at places like the Wyoming Migration Initiative at the University of Wyoming, the Center for Global Wildlife Conservation at SUNY-ESF, and the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana, to bring the latest applied techniques to wildlife conservation issues. However, doing cutting-edge, impactful research requires resources.

Although SCIF pursues a variety of opportunities to support our critical work, SCI members and SCIF donors and supporters remain the core source of the funds that make this work possible. Their passion for wildlife and for conservation expressed through their generosity provides the foundation upon which all of our efforts are built. Contributions through the Lion and Shield Society, the Hunter Legacy Fund 100 Endowment, and the First for Wildlife Endowment, as well as participation in SCI Foundation sweepstakes and the annual Beretta Gala, are all ways to support worldwide conservation and to show the dedication of SCI’s 40,000 hunter-conservationists. 

Your support is critical and we welcome you to explore and donate to these projects.

SCIF DREAM HUNTS SWEEPSTAKES

SCI Foundation is dedicated to helping hunters make their dreams come true.  Enter the SCIF DREAM HUNTS SWEEPSTAKES for your chance at winning $100,000 to go towards booking the dream hunts of your choice – any species, any place. 

Mission Programs

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.

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.

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.

Honoring the memory of Will Hamberlin,
SCIF and the Hamberlins have created the William Laird Hamberlin II Memorial Scholarship Fund

Conservation Program Updates

SCI Foundation Engages on African Leopard Conservation

SCI Foundation Engages on African Leopard Conservation By: Dr. Chris Comer Safari Club International Foundation recently initiated a science-based conservation program focused on African leopards and the long-term sustainability of leopard populations. …
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Welcome Maria Davidson to SCI Foundation

We are very excited to welcome our newest Conservation Program Manager, Maria Davidson. Maria received her BS from the University of Louisiana and her MS from Louisiana State University. She …
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Safari Club Continues Long-Term Leadership at CITES

By: Joe Goergen & Jeremy Clare Left: Joe Goergen, SCIF Conservation Manager.Middle:Konstantina Katrimpouza, FACE Legal Affairs OfficerRight: Jeremy Clare, SCI Litigation Counsel and CITES Manager SCI and SCI Foundation have engaged …
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What Are Conservation Detection Dogs?

Important for better understanding predator-prey relations in Michigan is finding predator cluster sites of Bear, Bobcat, Coyote, and Wolf to analyze what predator species are feeding on what prey species
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Botswana Wants Trophy Hunting

By Joe Goergen A recent publication by SCIF partners at the Okavango Research Institute highlights the importance of engaging local people in wildlife management decisions. The paper, published in the Journal …
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Botswana Community Tour

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) recently hosted its 19th African Wildlife Consultative Forum in Kasane, Botswana in November 2021. Following the successful event, the SCIF team, led by the Ngamiland …
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SCIF Prepares For IUCN World Conservation Congress

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) is busy planning its participation in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC) from 3-11 September in Marseille, France. The …
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SCIF Participates in CMS Meeting

By Joe Goergen You’ve heard of CITES, but what is CMS and why is it important to SCIF’s mission? CMS stands for the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of …
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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.

30

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

1.5 MILLION POUNDS

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

$80 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.

80,000+

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

SCI Foundation News

Craig Kauffman Monthly Giving

What’s The Significance of Monthly Giving? By: Craig Kauffman, SCIF President A mission as large as “ensuring the future of wildlife” requires great strength. We know that strength comes with numbers. In …
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Safari Club Continues Long-Term Leadership at CITES

By: Joe Goergen & Jeremy Clare Left: Joe Goergen, SCIF Conservation Manager.Middle:Konstantina Katrimpouza, FACE Legal Affairs OfficerRight: Jeremy Clare, SCI Litigation Counsel and CITES Manager SCI and SCI Foundation have engaged …
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Nashville is Sables Country

Raising funds for SCIF Education Programs is a tough job and one that the Sables take very seriously. It takes dedication, coordination and commitment by many volunteers, supporters and financial …
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Venison Stew

Venison Stew We’ve all spent cold mornings walking in frosty fields along the river hunting deer and pheasant. One thing for certain, whether you were able to harvest something or not, …
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Giving Back Is What Hunters Do

Hunters not only care about wildlife, and conservation of wildlife, but they also care about the world and the people in it. Safari Club International Foundation’s Bell Family Blue Bag …
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Our Supporters

Since 2000, SCI Foundation has provided more than $80 million to promote science-based conservation through wildlife research, capacity building in governments, youth and teacher education, and humanitarian programs that show the importance of the hunting community in society around the world. Growth of SCI Foundation has continued to gain momentum through charitable donations from SCI members and direct grants from local chapters and the SCI organization. Throughout the world, SCI’s approximately 50,000 members and 190 chapters contribute time, talent, and financial support to local, national, and international projects.

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