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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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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 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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SCIF Co-Sponsors World Mountain Ungulate Conference with Wild Sheep Foundation

  Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) recently co-sponsored the 7th World Mountain Ungulate Conference (WMUC) with its official partner organization, the Wild Sheep Foundation, in Bozeman, MT in September 2019. The WMUC is a scientific meeting of international wildlife biologists and managers from across North America, Europe and Central Asia focusing on wild sheep and …

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WORLD RECORD DEER MIGRATION VISUALIZED IN 3D FOR THE FIRST TIME

“Safari Club International is proud to be a supporter of the Wyoming Migration Initiative. The mule deer is an iconic species of western North America, and observed declines in abundance and harvest in many areas should be a concern for all hunters. This population in Wyoming exhibits a variety of migratory strategies and, as illustrated …

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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 …

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SCIF Community-Based Hunting Program Helps Other Endangered Wildlife in Tajikistan

[iframe src=” https://www.youtube.com/embed/ITntshBG5QU “] Last year, SCIF began support for the conservation of wild Bukhara urial sheep in southwestern Tajikistan. Urial is a species that is vulnerable itself, threatened by poaching and intensive pressure from livestock grazing, but a community-based model funded by hunting is also proving to benefit other endangered wildlife, including the striped hyena. …

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