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SAFARI CLUB HELPS SHAPE CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN MICHIGAN

Hunting is part of the cultural fabric and history of Michigan, so it’s no surprise that the state is a stronghold for Safari Club International – with 11 chapters scattered across the upper and lower peninsulas. These chapters are a prime example of the positive impact that SCI members, along with the SCI Foundation, can have …

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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 Chapter …

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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. 594 …

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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 hopes …

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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, Namibia, …

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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 policy …

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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 the …

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Helping Assure the Future of Elk and Elk Hunting

  SCI Foundation and our contributing hunter-conservationists have been active in supporting better management of western big game species, especially deer and elk, for over a decade.  Elk or wapiti are among the most iconic species of the American West, although historically various subspecies ranged across much of the United States and Canada.  Elk recovery 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 about …

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SCIF Developing New Strategy Related To CWD

  By Chris Comer, Ph.D., SCIF Director of Conservation Deer and elk hunters in North America have been bombarded recently with more news items about a topic they would probably just as soon forget: chronic wasting disease (CWD).  It started in the fall and winter with announcements that this potentially devastating disease had been detected in Quebec …

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