Conservation

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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Western Canada a Hot Spot for Safari Club Conservation Projects

With 15 chapters and 3,247 members in Canada, Safari Club International has a strong presence throughout the north country. The world class hunting and fishing opportunities that Canada offers make it a global destination for outdoor pursuits. The Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) has also cemented a strong presence throughout Canada, particularly in the western …

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SCI Foundation And Department Of Interior Focus On Reducing Human-Grizzly Bear Conflict

With grizzly bear populations expanding across Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho in recent years, conflicts with humans are becoming more and more common. In order to ensure the safety of both bears and people, improved mitigation strategies are needed to reduce the likelihood of inevitable encounters turning into fatal incidents.  Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF), Montana …

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Research Funded by SCIF Explores Declining Buffalo Numbers in Tanzania

The African buffalo population in and around Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park (RNP) has reportedly been on the decline for decades and researchers funded in part by the Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF)  went to work to figure out why. Prior to this series of projects, little was known about the habits and health of the …

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SCIF Sponsors North American Wildlife And Natural Resources Conference

Conservation leaders from across the country convened in Omaha, Nebraska for the 85th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference hosted by the Wildlife Management Institute.  Safari Club International Foundation was a proud sponsor and a large team from SCI and SCIF was on hand to represent the organizations. The annual Conference consists of numerous …

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Rhino Poaching Declines in South Africa for 5th Straight Year

The South African Department of Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries recently reported that the number of rhinos lost to poachers declined for the fifth straight year. Poaching numbers in South Africa peaked in 2014 but have steadily and dramatically declined the last few years as the government has made an increased emphasis to crackdown on poachers. …

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SCIF Funded Research Helps Shape Vermont Moose Hunting Regulations

Research funded in major part by the Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) has provided breakthrough information that is now helping shape the state of Vermont’s management plan for the world’s largest species of deer. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VFWD) recently proposed a limited moose hunt in the northeastern corner of the state in …

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