Information for travelers to Africa about African trypanosomiasis

Tsetse Fly, Photo: Ray Wilson The CDC has been notified of two travelers diagnosed with African trypanosomiasis.  Both travelers were participating in hunting and safari activities in Africa, but acquired trypanosomiasis in different countries.  A person can get African trypanosomiasis if he or she is bitten by a tsetse fly infected with the Trypanosoma parasite.  …

Tajikistan Marco Polo Sheep Project Report

Photo courtesy of Bryan Martin By: Raul Valdez Few big game animals have had as much fame among the hunting fraternity as has the Marco Polo sheep or argali.  In the history of wild sheep hunting, Marco Polo’s argali is unique for it was considered a mythical creature and one the greatest mysteries in the …

CITES Stakeholders Discuss International Wildlife Trade

In September 2012, SCI Foundation sponsored the eleventh meeting of the African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) in Kasane, Botswana.  More than 50 participants consisting of representatives from southern African governments, Professional Hunting Associations, and leading wildlife experts discussed the most critical wildlife conservation issues in present day Africa. Rhino and elephant poaching, illicit trade in …

Population Ecology and Conservation Genetics of Spotted Hyenas in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo

First Results from Camera Trapping, Acoustic, Genetic, and Diet Analysis. By Torsten Bohm Summary Spotted Hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) are on the verge of extinction in the Central African Congo Basin. Only one population, inhabiting the Odzala-Kokoua National Park (OKNP) in the north of the Republic of the Congo, has persisted. The OKNP is the largest …

Safari Club International Foundation and Botswana Set to Open 11th Annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum

  Safari Club International Foundation and Botswana Set to Open 11th Annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum For Immediate Release: September 17, 2012 Washington, DC – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) and the government of Botswana are pleased to announce the opening of the 11th annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) in Kasane, Botswana. The …

Kalahari Wildlife Assessment

Derek Keeping, PhD Candidate Conservation Biology, University of Alberta This research project takes place in the southwestern quarter of Botswana. The area under study covers 80,000km2 of semi-arid savanna wilderness. The Government of Botswana has taken laudable steps in establishing a system of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) as vast buffer zones, situated between protected areas, …

Bitterroot Elk Project Fall Progress Report

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and the University of Montana are now in the second year of a three-year project investigating the influence of predation, habitat, and nutrition on elk population dynamics. As we approach the end of the second summer of intensive calf survival monitoring, we continue to see lion predation as the dominant …

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An Introduction to the New SCI Foundation Executive Director, Bob Benson

by Outdoor Hub Reporters on August 30, 2012 submitted by: Agnieszka Spieszny Bob Benson (right) and Joe Hosmer, SCIF President (left) stand at Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the SCIF American Wilderness Leadership School property. With experience from a large list of prestigious conservation associations under his belt, Bob Benson is taking on another challenge as …

Sitkalidak Island Brown Bear Project Update

Kodiak Island Archipelago, Alaska The objective of this study is to estimate size of the brown bear population on Sitkalidak Island and to determine basic movement and resource use patterns.  The study has benefited from excellent cooperation among partners:  Kodiak Brown Bear Trust, Safari Club International Foundation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Old Harbor …