Conservation

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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SCIF’s First for Wildlife Endowment Makes Historic First Grants

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF)’s First for Wildlife Endowment recently made its first ever grant disbursements following approval from its Board of Directors. The endowment was established in 2015 to support the long-term implementation of the Foundation’s mission to ensure the future of wildlife through conservation, education and hunting. The generosity and passion for wildlife …

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SCIF Research Spotlight – Camille Warbington (Uganda Sitatunga Project)

An in-depth question and answer session with Ph.D. candidate Camille Warbington about her PhD project on sitatunga in Uganda in conjunction with Dr. Mark Boyce, University of Alberta discussing the objectives of the project, what it means to hunters and the importance of SCIF’s support.. Q: Camille, we really appreciate you taking time out of your schedule …

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Making A Difference On The Ground – SCIF Anti-Poaching Efforts

By Joe Goergen Safari Club International Foundation has a long history of involvement with anti-poaching operations in Africa, having invested more than half a million dollars thanks to the Hunter Legacy Fund and our generous donors over the last 10 years. Poaching is driven by a complex set of social and economic factors, so consideration …

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SCI Wisconsin Regional Meeting Focuses On Chapter Collaboration

By Joe Goergen Last Saturday, the SCI Chapters of Wisconsin and Illinois met to discuss collaboration during these challenging times. In attendance was a strong group of dedicated SCI volunteer leaders from the Wisconsin, Badgerland, Northeast Wisconsin, Southeast Wisconsin Bowhunters and Illinois Chicago Chapters. After a classic Friday night fish fry with the SCI regional …

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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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