Marco Polo Sheep Face New Threats

For 8 years, SCI Foundation has sponsored cutting-edge surveys and studies on Marco Polo Sheep, perhaps the most iconic species in one of the most remarkable places on earth. This ongoing study has three goals, develop models of present-day and potential future distributions of suitable environmental conditions for argali in the eastern Tajikistan mountains, compare …

Vermont Moose Study Seeks to Find Answers to Declining Numbers

(Photo courtesy of: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department) It has been over a year since the first moose cows and calves were successfully captured and collared as part of the Vermont Moose Mortality and Recruitment Research Project funded by Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation). Biologists from the University of Vermont and the Vermont Fish …

Curiosity Saves the Cat

Gathering information about the smallest feline species in the western United States can sometimes feel a bit like herding cats. As each state wildlife agency in the west is responsible for huge swaths of land, different survey and data collection techniques are often adopted. And, since bobcats exist in different ecosystems and are also managed …

Motivating People, Managing Bears: The 5th International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop

  A bear is running at you at 30 mph, 44 feet per second, if it is 88 feet away, will be on you in 2 seconds flat. Bear spray takes roughly 2-5 seconds to deploy, and while it is roughly 92% effective. Firearms can be easier to use but are often slightly less effective …