CITES Dateline – Bangkok, Tuesday, March 5, 2013

U.S.  High-Level Diplomatic Push on Polar Bears   SCI and SCI Foundation has learned that at least one country was ordered by their capital to vote in favor of the US polar bear listing proposal.  Other evidence shows that the US is using all its diplomatic assets to get votes to list the bear on …

Serious Trade Concerns about Polar Bears Loom at Outset of CoP 16

Three years ago, the parties to CITES soundly rejected a U.S. proposal to up-list the polar bear to Appendix I at the 15th Conference of Parties (CoP15). The U.S. again is asking the parties to consider the up-listing, this time with support by Russia. The up-listing proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the …

CITES Dateline – Bangkok, Monday, March 4, 2013

Rhino Export Ban Proposal Kenya is likely to withdraw the ban.  SCI and SCI Foundation delegations are actively lobbying to defeat this issue.  SCI and SCI Foundation have heard that at a meeting of all the African countries this morning Kenya was sharply criticized for their proposal to ban all white rhino hunting trophy exports …

CITES Dateline – Bangkok, Sunday, March 3, 2013

ELEPHANT AND RHINO POACHING After an introduction by video from Prince William of the UK, the Prime Minister of Thailand opened the meeting and told the 2,000 delegates from 150 countries that there is a crisis in elephant and rhino poaching, driven by criminal syndicates and requiring significant financial resources to fight it. The elephant …

CITES Dateline – Bangkok, Saturday, March 2, 2013

The main CITES meeting begins tomorrow, but the CITES Standing Committee (executive body) met today to consider a number of issues. Between the formal discussions and many opportunities for side meetings, SCI and SCI Foundation have already secured some victories and have laid the groundwork for other major issues. LIONS There are no rumors yet …

SCI and SCI Foundation to Represent Hunters at CITES

    International Conference Will Influence Wildlife Conservation For Immediate Release: February 26, 2013 Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) and will represent hunter-conservationists during the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The 16th CoP takes place in Bangkok, Thailand March 3-14, …

Good Moose Weather?

Safari Club International (SCI) Foundation has multiple ongoing projects studying moose populations. Wildlife managers can rely on SCI Foundation-funded work to contribute to the successful management of these large mammals. Research Teams are investigating the effects of predation on calves, the influence of annual rainfall on much-needed warm season forage, wintering habitat conditions and parasite/disease susceptibility …

Fighting For Lions

Safari Club International (SCI) Foundation would like to express extreme gratitude to the SCI Staff, SCI Members, Chapters, the Hunters Legacy Fund, SCI Foundation Board of Directors and the hunting community who demonstrated their commitment to science-based wildlife management around the world. Once again, sportsmen and women have shown leadership in generosity, in excess of …

SCI Foundation and Acclaimed Wildlife Artist Linda Besse Join Forces for Conservation Funding

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2013 Washington, DC – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) has awarded Linda Besse as the 2014 Conservation Artist of the Year, the most prestigious award in big game wildlife artistry. Ms. Besse will create an original oil painting of caribou that will be auctioned at the 42nd Annual SCI …

SCI Foundation raises nearly $200,000 for on-the-ground Wildlife Management

Hunters once again demonstrated their commitment to international wildlife stewardship by participating in Safari Club International Foundation’s 2013 Conservation Auction in January. The funds generated go directly back to tribal, state and provincial natural resource agencies to conduct research and management projects in the field. Anti-poaching efforts, sustainable development and local community involvement initiatives, which …