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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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Brian and Denise Welker Awarded Prestigious Beretta & SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award

Brian and Denise Welker were honored on Tuesday, February 4th with the prestigious Beretta & SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award for their efforts demonstrating extensive international hunting experience and a lifetime of commitment to wildlife conservation and outdoor education through volunteer service and philanthropy.

SCI Foundation News

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SCI Foundation and Scholastic 3-D Archery Team Up to Provide an Oregon Youth an Amazing Bow Hunt

February 19, 2020

 
Recently, Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) had the opportunity to partner with Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) to…

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SCI Foundation Sables Fundraising Breaks Records

February 19, 2020

 
By Spencie Netschert, Sables President
Raising funds for SCIF Education Programs takes dedication and commitment by many volunteers,…

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A Family Affair

February 19, 2020

Pictured left to right: SCI Foundation President Warren A. Sackman, III, Harrison Woodruff and Buck Woodruff
 

“SCI and…

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Trail Blazers… The Future of SCI/SCIF and the Future of Hunting

February 19, 2020

 
Cultivating the next generation of leaders is important if SCI and SCI Foundation are to continue to…

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Rumble in the Jungle and Archery Shoot Out for Kids at the International Wildlife Museum

February 12, 2020

 
The International Wildlife Museum hosted two events this January – Rumble in the Jungle, a Jumangi-inspired event…

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Marcus Steury Receives SCIF Pathfinder Award

February 12, 2020

SCIF President Elect Craig Kauffman, Annette Oelefse, Lindsey Steury (back L-R), Marcus Steury, Alex Oelefse (front L-R).
 

Marcus…

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Krieghoff K-20 Parcours Sweepstakes Winner Announced

February 11, 2020

Congratulations to Gary Smith (center) for winning the Krieghoff K-20 Parcours shotgun generously donated by Krieghoff International,…

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Krieghoff International Hosts SCI Foundation Donor Reception

February 10, 2020

SCI Foundation president Warren A. Sackman, III thanks Krieghoff representative Alex Diehl for the company’s continued support…

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Brian and Denise Welker Awarded Prestigious Beretta and SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award

February 6, 2020

Brian and Denise Welker (pictured center) being presented with the 6th Annual Beretta and SCI Foundation Conservation…

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Hunters Giving Back And Making An Impact

February 3, 2020

By Britt Longoria
Feelings of compassion, humanity, and a sense of personal appreciation unfold within us when we…

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North Carolina Youth Enjoy The Big Game Hunting Experience

January 15, 2020

By Matthew Taylor, SCI Foundation Major Gifts Manager
Bright eyes beaming, Phoebe enthusiastically recalls the slow approach of…

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Winter Events Keep Kids Busy at the International Wildlife Museum

January 13, 2020

 
The International Wildlife Museum hosted its biggest Winter Wonderland event and added two new events for kids…

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SCIF Mourns Loss Of Past President Joe Hosmer

January 8, 2020

Joseph H. Hosmer
April 01, 1949 – January 06, 2020
 

It is with a heavy heart…

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AWLS: A UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCE 2019

December 16, 2019

By Brandy Dixon
3-8 grade teacher at Holy Ghost Lutheran School in Monroe, MI

Shared with permission from the…

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Campfire Cooking for Kids at the International Wildlife Museum

December 16, 2019

The International Wildlife Museum hosted a new workshop on November 16th, Campfire Cooking for Kids! 15 kids…

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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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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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Zambia Minister Among Record Number of African Government Officials at SCI Show

February 19, 2020

Pictured left to right: SCIF President Warren A. Sackman, III, the Hon. Minister Ronald Kaoma Chitotela,  Andrew…

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SCI Foundation Hosts 17th AWCF in Zimbabwe

January 24, 2020

2019 African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF)

AWCF has been SCI Foundation’s signature program in Africa since 2001. AWCF is an annual capacity building…

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Community Conservation Success in Zimbabwe’s Dande Safari Area

January 13, 2020

By Joe Goergen, SCIF Conservation Manager
Editor’s Note: This past November, staff from Safari Club International and Safari…

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SCI Foundation Supports Research on Hippo Conservation

December 16, 2019

Researcher Keenan Stears and Veterinarian Dr. Epaphras Muse attach a GPS collar to the ankle of a…

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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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