wildlife management

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 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 study conducted …

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Why Botswana’s elections matter to SCI and SCIF

By Chris Comer, Ph.D., SCIF Director of Conservation Many readers may have seen in the news reports that the Botswana Democratic Party and President Mokgweetsi Masisi were declared the winners of general elections in Botswana recently.  Some may have even clicked through and read the story but most probably do not realize the significance of this event …

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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 goat conservation. …

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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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A Message from your SCI Foundation Conservation Committee Chair

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege of serving on SCI Foundation’s Conservation Committee and recently succeeded my friend, Al Maki, as the new Chair after years of Al’s dedicated service. I have been a member of SCI for 15 years.  I joined back then and continue my membership today because I see SCI …

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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

Montana Chapters Donate Big at Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council Biennial Symposium

The Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council (NWSGC) hosted its biennial symposium in Whitefish, Montana this past month and Montana SCI Chapters brought in $2,125 proving themselves to be gracious hosts! The Big Sky State’s SCI Chapters are already known for contributing heavily to wild sheep and goat conservation. This sponsorship is another example of how …

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