Conservation

SCIF Supported Colorado Mountain Lion Research Applied in New Management Plan

Nearly a decade after Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) initiated a research project on mountain lions, the results are being applied in the state’s new species management plan. Safari Club International Foundation supported this research in the Uncompahgre Plateau back in the early 2000s. The CPW just recently published the results in a technical report “Effects of …

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Hunting Regulations Shaped by SCIF Funded Research Closer to Becoming Official

Yesterday, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VFWD) hosted a virtual public forum to received public feedback on recently published a proposed draft of their updated Big Game Management Plan to be implemented over the next decade. The draft report includes updates on conservation strategies with a focus on white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, and wild turkey, …

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SCIF Submits Public Comments on Bighorn Sheep Reintroduction to the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department

Safari Club International Foundation recently submitted public comments to the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department in strong support of the proposed reintroduction of bighorn sheep into the Little Belt Mountains of central Montana. The area was historically home to large herds of bighorns, but they were driven out by the early 1900s. Habitat models and biologists agree …

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SCIF Helping Piece Together Puzzling Decline of Wyoming Mule Deer Herd

An ongoing research project supported by the Safari Club International Foundation is getting ready to wrap up after five years of data collection, with recent updates indicating the research is producing valuable and applicable results for mule deer management in Wyoming. This extensive project was made possible by a coalition of organizations that included the Wyoming Game …

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Wildlife Migration Corridors Highlight Safari Club’s Commitment to Conservation, Advocacy & Education

A research project, funded in part by Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) and the Hunter Legacy Fund 100 Endowment, has tracked the spring migration of a mule deer herd more than 4,000 strong into the backyard of SCIF’s American Wilderness Leadership School. The project is led by the Wyoming Migration Initiative (WMI) and the Wyoming Coop Unit, in …

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Safari Club Supports Science Based Management of Colorado Mountain Lions

Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) recently submitted a formal joint public comment letter to the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Commission regarding their proposed updates to their West Slope Mountain Lion Management Plan. The revised plan incorporates several new approaches which will modernize the management of mountain lions across the western slope of the …

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Missouri Department of Conservation Proposes New Black Bear Hunting Season

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently proposed new hunting regulations as part of its updated black bear management plan. The announcement is welcome news for Safari Club International Foundation, having funded the state’s initial population estimate thanks to a generous grant from the Hunter Legacy Fund endowment. This Phase 1 project was done along with our partners …

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SCIF Continues Engagement with IUCN

SCI Foundation Continues Engagement with IUCN The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s largest network of conservation organizations, most widely known for maintaining the Red List of Threatened Species. Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) became a member of this important group in 2016. The IUCN’s World Conservation Congress, originally scheduled for June in Marseille, …

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Black Rhinos Continue Growth Despite Ongoing Management Challenges

Experts at the Southern African Development Community’s Rhino Management Group (SADC RMG) have compiled a new status report on the region’s black rhino populations, funded by Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF). The updated data show many positive trends despite some ongoing management challenges. The report represents the most comprehensive picture of each black rhino population …

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