SCI Members, Chapters Deliver Hurricane Relief In Texas

September 7, 2017 Tucson, AZ – Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) announced today that they are working with state and local officials in the hurricane-ravaged areas.  SCI chapters and members are on the ground, helping with hurricane relief as they continue to raise money needed to help both humans and …

Investigating the Uganda Sitatunga’s Habitat

“Well-regulated hunting can provide crucial funds for conservation, especially in areas seldom visited by tourists. However, sustainable harvest management requires knowledge about populations and habitat.” – Camille Warbington. University of Alberta. The sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii) is often referred to as Africa’s only amphibious antelope. Hunters are faced with a tough challenge in pursuing sitatunga in …

Hunters Help Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

Tucson, AZ – Safari Club International (SCI) and SCI Foundation have joined with the SCI Houston Chapter, the Texas Brush Country Chapter and other relief organizations to offer support in dealing with the continuing storm-related situation in East Texas and Louisiana. “We have mobilized and currently have people on the ground and en route to …

Hunter Legacy 100 Fund Awards Grants to Wildlife Research in North America

In August 2017, the Hunter Legacy 100 Fund awarded SCI Foundation three grants to fund wildlife research projects in North America. These awards represent the Hunter Legacy 100 Fund’s (HLF) ongoing support for SCI Foundation’s science-based conservation program. Moose Research in the Northeast: The first grant will be to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s …

Vermont Awarded $50k to Study Moose

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department was awarded $50,000 by Safari Club International Foundation to support an ongoing three-year study on the state’s moose herd. The Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) recently awarded the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department a $50,000 grant in support of an ongoing three-year study the department is conducting on …

Actually, African Elephants Are Not on The Verge of Extinction

Few species are as iconic as the African elephant, the world’s largest terrestrial mammal. With long lifespans, high intelligence, and complex social structures, elephants evoke powerful emotions in people. Long pursued for their ivory, elephants have been increasingly exploited in recent years by certain environmental groups that rely on them for fundraising. We are inundated …

DRYING RUAHA RIVER POSSIBLY CONTRIBUTES TO BUFFALO DECLINE

African buffalo, also known as Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), are an extremely valuable species to hunters as one of Africa’s traditional “Big Five” game species. So when reports started coming in of buffalo declines occurring in Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, everyone became concerned. In 2014, SCI Foundation partnered with the Health for Animals and Livelihood …

SCI Foundation Visits New Predator-Prey Project in the Field

After a four-hour early morning drive from SCI Foundation’s Washington, DC office on Capitol Hill, we found ourselves on the top of a steep ridge miles into the thick and thorny woods on our hands and knees. We had traced the coordinates of a GPS-collared young male black bear to this exact location and were …

SCI Foundation Takes On Mountain Goat Conservation in Russia

East Caucasian tur are glassed and counted, with each observation recorded from a vantage point on top of a rocky ridge. The mountain-dwelling caprine are not being hunted, but rather studied for scientific research that will inform the management and conservation of these rugged wild goats. A collaborative research team, representing the Russian Academy of …