Conservation

SCI Foundation Supported Research Improves African Lion Survey Methods

The most recent issue of the academic journal Global Ecology and Conservation highlights the latest information from SCIF’s African lion research in Tanzania.  In a research effort led by Dr. Jerrold Belant at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, this project examines methods used to survey lion abundance in …

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SCIF Conservation Preparing Strategy for African Leopard Conservation

  Despite ample evidence showing that legal, regulated hunting is an important economic and management component of wildlife conservation in Africa, we have recently seen increased pressure from North America and Europe to limit importation of hunting trophies.  These arguments are typically based primarily on emotion and false narratives about wildlife and its conservation.  Uncertainty …

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Not The Last Laugh: Rare Hyena Spotted In Tajikistan

[iframe src=”https://www.rferl.org/embed/player/0/29917243.html?type=video”] The striped hyena is classified as “Near Threatened” by the IUCN but listed on Tajikistan’s Red Book of endangered species with a declining population. This area represents the extreme outer range of the striped hyena in Central Asia. Hyenas are challenged by living close to areas of high human density and local pastoral …

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SCIF Community-Based Hunting Program Helps Other Endangered Wildlife in Tajikistan

[iframe src=” https://www.youtube.com/embed/ITntshBG5QU “] Last year, SCIF began support for the conservation of wild Bukhara urial sheep in southwestern Tajikistan. Urial is a species that is vulnerable itself, threatened by poaching and intensive pressure from livestock grazing, but a community-based model funded by hunting is also proving to benefit other endangered wildlife, including the striped hyena. …

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GIRAFFE POPULATIONS SHOW BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE USE OF WILDLIFE IN AFRICA

Giraffe populations have increased in countries where sustainable use hunting is possible   The giraffe is among the most recognizable and iconic wildlife species of African savanna and woodland communities.  Due to a combination of factors—primarily loss of habitat due to human expansion and resource extraction, civil unrest in many of the range countries, poaching, …

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Namibian Leopard Study Sheds Fresh Light On Species

SCI Foundation is working with our partners at the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) to conduct the first comprehensive leopard census since 2011. Many who do not understand the need for sustainable use wildlife management have used this data void to create the impression that leopard populations are on a steep decline throughout southern Africa. This has …

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