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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 WCC is IUCN’s official decision-making body of its member organizations that meets every four years. The Congress is a massive meeting of wildlife conservationists, …

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Hunter Legacy 100 Fund Supports Future Of African Wildlife Consultative Forum

The Hunter Legacy 100 Fund (HLF 100 Fund) recently awarded Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) a grant of $50,000 to secure the long-term future of the African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF). The HLF 100 Fund endowment was created in support of approved SCIF projects in the areas of world-wide conservation, outdoor education, and humanitarian projects. …

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New Publication Highlights Uganda Sitatunga Research

A SCIF funded project on sitatunga in Uganda recently published a scientific article, “Population density of sitatunga in riverine wetland habitats.” The researcher, Dr. Camille Warbington, also recently defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Alberta. Sitatunga are a very under studied species, owing to their elusive nature in deep papyrus swamps, so this …

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SCIF Makes Official Intervention On CITES 31st Animals Committee Meeting Virtual Floor

SCIF Conservation Manager, Joe Goergen, made an official intervention on the virtual floor of the CITES 31st Animals Committee meeting calling for more range state involvement in work related to African lions. SCIF was the only observer to intervene on this agenda item important to hunters and the southern African region. SCI and SCIF continue …

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National Capital Chapter Contributes to SCIF Grizzly Bear Strategy

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) is pleased to announce the support of the National Capital Chapter with their recent donation to our grizzly bear conservation strategy. “Our Chapter is happy to contribute to SCIF’s grizzly bear conservation efforts,” said Stephanie Spika Hickey, President of the National Capital Chapter. “It’s important for Chapters to step up and …

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SCIF Launches Grizzly Bear Conflict Mitigation Work with First Bear Spray Giveaway Event

By Joe Goergen Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) over the weekend participated in its first bear spray giveaway event with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD), publicly launching the organization’s new work on grizzly bear conflict mitigation. Thanks to a recent grant award from the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation’s Memorial Bear Fund, SCIF donated 100 …

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IUCN Says Support for Proven Elephant Management is Critical to Species’ Conservation in New Red List Assessment

Last week, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released an update to its Red List assessment of African elephant, concluding that the species suffered a significant population reduction between the 1970s and 2016. But the IUCN acknowledged that the decline is not uniform across the elephant’s range, and that elephant populations are most …

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