Conservation

Significant Progress in Leopard Conservation Project

SCI Foundation’s supporters make it possible to amplify our important wildlife conservation, outdoor education, and humanitarian projects globally. Our recent efforts since October 2022 have involved data collection in Botswana, centered on the management of African leopards. The leopard is an iconic species of the African wilderness and an aspirational big five hunt for many international …

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SCIF Helps Mozambique Communities with Elephant Conservation

Due to a generous bequest that was received by the SCI Foundation (SCIF), a partnership has been formed with the Mozambique Wildlife Alliance. This is landscape-level conservation of critical elephant habitat in Southern Mozambique, including on-the-ground mitigation of human-wildlife conflict. The partnership provides for critical funding to train local communities and individuals on how to implement …

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SCI Foundation Provides Opportunities to Learn to Hunt in New Mexico

SCIF and Sables recently continued our partnership the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) to provide opportunities for new hunters to learn to hunt. This time, 12 new hunters, including 4 first-time women hunters, participated in a quail hunt on public land near Roswell, New Mexico on February 9-11, 2024. The new wingshooters camped …

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SCIF partners with Georgia Officials to engage Hunters and other Stakeholders to Minimize Risk of CWD in White-tailed Deer

The SCIF Conservation Department, with support from the Conservation Committee, is partnering with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR), and the University of Georgia (UGA) to survey hunters, meat processors and taxidermists to inform future communications about chronic wasting disease (CWD) and aid GADNR in planning their CWD management efforts. Although CWD has not yet …

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Partnership Promotes Safety with Bear Spray Giveaways and Training

In a partnership to raise awareness and promote safety, the Safari Club International Foundation, American Bear Foundation, Shoshone National Forest and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will distribute bear spray and provide training to members of the public at no cost next month. Canisters will be available at the following locations: Dubois – March 15 …

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SCIF Lion Project Continues to Improve Management

A recent peer-reviewed article by Stanslaus Mwampeta and coworkers in the journal Mammal Review highlights the critical role applied research plays in influencing management of wildlife species. The article, titled “A review of field techniques to estimate lion presence and abundance”, reviewed 63 studies that included various techniques to estimate lion numbers across Africa, quantitatively comparing …

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CWD Efforts by SCIF

The SCI Foundation (SCIF) through the SCIF Conservation committee and the Conservation Department, are closely following the impacts of chronic wasting disease (CWD). As of January 2024, CWD has been found in deer, elk and/or moose in 32 states in the continental United States, as well as three provinces in Canada. In addition, CWD has been …

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Namibia’s Sustainable Use Conservation

SCI Foundation’s African Wildlife Consultative Forum convenes this week in Windhoek, Namibia. Namibia is an especially appropriate host for the AWCF, as the country is a worldwide leader in the sustainable use model of wildlife conservation. Sustainable use of natural resources supports the most effective models for wildlife and habitat management and conservation in the world. …

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