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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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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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SCI Foundation Supports Research on Hippo Conservation

Researcher Keenan Stears and Veterinarian Dr. Epaphras Muse attach a GPS collar to the ankle of a safely immobilized hippo.   Lack of knowledge about hippopotamus ecology has limited efforts to manage this iconic African species, but research funded by Safari Club International Foundation is increasing our understanding of hippo ecology and management. A recent …

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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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