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Egg-stravaganza Was Egg-cellent!

By: Amy Soneira The International Wildlife Museum hosted its annual Eggstravaganza on April 9th this year and had a record-breaking attendance of 678 people! Kids toting Easter baskets headed into the museum where games, crafts and face painting awaited them. The Museum staff and volunteers worked hard stuffing and hiding over 800 eggs throughout the …

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SCIF Renews Commitment to West Virginia University for C.J. McElroy Endowed Hunting Heritage Scholarship

In 2004, Safari Club International Foundation and Sables established the CJ McElroy Endowed Hunting Heritage Scholarship with West Virginia University and it’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design School. On establishment, the scholarship focused on encouraging women to enter the wildlife management/ecology fields. SCI Foundation and the SCIF Sables committed $100,000 to an …

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Outdoors Day at the International Wildlife Museum

Safari Club International Foundation continues to offer great outdoor experiences for the public this spring, with the return of Outdoors Day at the International Wildlife Museum. Some of the most popular activities were the archery, horseback rides & challenge course, despite an additional $1 The museum is passionate about getting kids excited about outdoor activities …

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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 Co-Sponsors World Mountain Ungulate Conference with Wild Sheep Foundation

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) recently co-sponsored the 7th World Mountain Ungulate Conference (WMUC) with its official partner organization, the Wild Sheep Foundation, in Bozeman, MT in September 2019. The WMUC is a scientific meeting of international wildlife biologists and managers from across North America, Europe and Central Asia focusing on wild sheep and goat …

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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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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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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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Horse Rich and Dirt Poor Video

[iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/q6h242vy_q8″]   Safari Club International Foundation is proud to be a part of the recently released short film Horse Rich and Dirt Poor.  This film highlights the challenges of managing the approximately 80,000 wild mustangs that roam rangelands in the western United States.  While the film focuses on Nevada, which has the largest population …

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