Conservation

SCI Foundation Engages on African Leopard Conservation

SCI Foundation Engages on African Leopard Conservation By: Dr. Chris Comer Safari Club International Foundation recently initiated a science-based conservation program focused on African leopards and the long-term sustainability of leopard populations. This program continues a tradition of engaging on predator and especially big cat conservation that includes work on African lions, snow leopards, and …

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What Are Conservation Detection Dogs?

Important for better understanding predator-prey relations in Michigan is finding predator cluster sites of Bear, Bobcat, Coyote, and Wolf to analyze what predator species are feeding on what prey species

Botswana Wants Trophy Hunting

By Joe Goergen A recent publication by SCIF partners at the Okavango Research Institute highlights the importance of engaging local people in wildlife management decisions. The paper, published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, was led by Dr. Joseph Mbaiwa, Professor of Tourism Studies and Director of the institute, an internationally renowned academic center affiliated …

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Botswana Community Tour

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) recently hosted its 19th African Wildlife Consultative Forum in Kasane, Botswana in November 2021. Following the successful event, the SCIF team, led by the Ngamiland Council of NGOs along with a delegation from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and Botswana Wildlife Producers Association, toured several community areas of …

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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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