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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), …

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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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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 …

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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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Botswana Community Conservation Reform Celebrated by Safari Club International

Special guest Hon. Ambassador to the United States David Newman received SCI’s International Legislator of the Year Award in the name of His Excellency President Mokgweetsi Masisi from SCI President Steve Skold    Community-based conservation in Botswana was celebrated at the SCI Convention in Reno with His Excellency President Mokgweetsi Masisi being awarded SCI’s International …

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SCI/F Teams With Blood Origins on Series Countering UK Trophy Import Ban Proposal

Unprecedented in scope, SCI, SCI Foundation and the production studio of Blood Origins conducted interviews with special guests from Africa during the 2020 SCI Convention in Reno to record their response to the proposed ban of trophy imports being considered in the UK. The over 30 high ranking officials came from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ethiopia, …

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SCI Foundation Hosts 17th AWCF in Zimbabwe

2019 African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) AWCF has been SCI Foundation’s signature program in Africa since 2001. AWCF is an annual capacity building venue for communications on common approaches to conservation challenges and creating a continent wide strategy for wildlife management. The AWCF brings together senior government officials, professional hunting association leadership, the USFWS, international …

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