Conservation

SCIF Awarded Grant for Grizzly Bear Conflict Mitigation

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) was recently awarded a grant from the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation’s Memorial Bear Fund. The funding will be used to conduct bear spray giveaway events for hunters in Wyoming. As part of SCIF’s new strategic approach to its conservation focal areas, grizzly bear management is a top priority. The Wyoming Wildlife Foundation …

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Research Shows Deer Hunters Can Help Manage Chronic Wasting Disease

By Dr. Chris Comer, Director of Conservation for the Safari Club International Foundation. Like most deer biologists and many deer hunters in North America, I try to keep current with any news related to chronic wasting disease (CWD). This deadly disease that affects several cervid species, and is particularly associated with white-tailed deer, mule deer, and …

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SCIF Remains Engaged in IUCN Activity During World Conservation Congress Uncertainty

By Joe Goergen Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) is a science-based member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global authoritative body for species status and biodiversity conservation. The IUCN is the largest network of conservationists including state actors, civil society organizations and thousands of scientific experts. This experienced and diverse …

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SCIF Maintains Momentum in Africa with Virtual AWCF

By Joe Goergen, SCIF Conservation Manager Last week, Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) held its 18th African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) with its virtual hosts, the Botswana Ministry of Environment, Natural Resource Conservation and Tourism and the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. Despite the many challenges to organize this unique African meeting during COVID-19, …

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SCI and USFWS Celebrate Historic Recovery and Delisting of Gray Wolves

After 45 years of protection, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today its decision to delist the gray wolf from the list of threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This decision is unequivocally based on the best available science, including both recent and historical information regarding wolf numbers and distribution …

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SCIF & Trigger Effect TV Kickoff Conservation Connection Video Series

For almost 5-years, SCI Canada has been a proud sponsor of Federal’s Trigger Effect, hosted by Dean Trumbley and Kent Michie. Filming for the 9th season is currently underway as the 8th plays on the Sportsman Channel in both the USA and Canada. The show has taken Dean & Kent all over the world. From Argentina to South Africa and …

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SCI Foundation Shifts to Virtual Agenda for 18th African Wildlife Consultative Forum

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, the Safari Club International Foundation will now host the 18th African Wildlife Consultative Forum entirely virtual from Nov. 10-12, 2020. SCIF’s premier activity in Africa, the AWCF, brings together government officials, professional hunting associations, wildlife biologists, community-based organizations and other stakeholders annually to discuss priority wildlife …

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SCIF Leads the Charge in Conservation, Education, & Humanitarian Services

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF), the sister organization to Safari Club International (SCI), works to ensure the future of wildlife and its habitat through conservation programs, education, and humanitarian services. At the end of SCIF’s Fiscal Year 2020, all participating SCI chapters, their members and our generous donors are commended for once again helping to fulfill …

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SCIF Helps Reconnect Habitat & Reduce Wildlife Conflict in the Canadian Rockies

As human development sprawls further and further into wild places, innovative ideas and modern research strategies are helping mitigate human wildlife conflict. The Safari Club International Foundation is involved in a project being led by the BC Ministry Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development and the University of Alberta designed to help keep people safe …

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