Anti-poaching

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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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 …

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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 …

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Wrap-Up Report On CITES CoP18

As the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP) enters the history books, a review of the meeting shows that the global wildlife trade conference hosted by Switzerland ended well for hunters despite some setbacks, the most obvious being the unnecessary listing of the giraffe on Appendix II. The joint team from …

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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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