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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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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 buffalo …

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Community Conservation Success in Zimbabwe’s Dande Safari Area

By Joe Goergen, SCIF Conservation Manager Editor’s Note: This past November, staff from Safari Club International and Safari Club International Foundation traveled to Zimbabwe to co-host the 17th Annual Wildlife Consultative Forum with ZimParks in Victoria Falls. Prior to the event, they enjoyed a site visit to community areas that benefit directly from hunting safari operations. …

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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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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 of …

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Multiple Factors Affect Grizzly Bear Numbers

Along with grizzly bears being struck and killed, various other animals were struck as well and their carcasses were dumped in gravel pits in the valleys below. The dumped carcasses attracted grizzly bears to the valleys below

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