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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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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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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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Not The Last Laugh: Rare Hyena Spotted In Tajikistan

[iframe src=”https://www.rferl.org/embed/player/0/29917243.html?type=video”] The striped hyena is classified as “Near Threatened” by the IUCN but listed on Tajikistan’s Red Book of endangered species with a declining population. This area represents the extreme outer range of the striped hyena in Central Asia. Hyenas are challenged by living close to areas of high human density and local pastoral …

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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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