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 …

SCI Foundation Honors Two Extraordinary Sportsmen

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2013 Tucson, Ariz. – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) will recognize the amazing achievements of Doug Bermel and Brad Garfield on Jan. 25, 2013 in Reno, Nev.  These inspirational sportsmen will be honored as the 2013 SCI Foundation Pathfinders in recognition of their outstanding achievements. “It is an …

SCI Foundation Honored to Benefit from Media Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2013Tucson, Ariz. – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) is grateful to once again be the benefactor of the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show Media Day at the Range™. (www.media-day.com)  Media Day at the Range™ takes place Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Boulder Pistol & Rifle Range …

Convention Seminars

  The Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) and partners are working to advance sound, science-based manage­ment of wildlife resources worldwide. SCI Foundation’s Conservation Committee invites you to attend our wildlife conservation-related seminars at the 2013 Safari Club International Convention featuring North American, African and Asian species.  Learn about new ways international hunters are contributing to …

FWS To Review Status of African Lions, Update for International Conservationists

On November 27, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a 90 day finding, announcing that an endangered species listing for the African Lion “may be warranted.”  Although the announcement did not take SCI and SCI Foundation by surprise, the FWS’s finding was extremely disappointing.  Listing the African Lions as endangered will almost …

ICCF Holds Congressional Hearing On Global Poaching Crisis

On Thursday, Nov. 15 the International Conservation Caucus Foundation held a hearing on the Global Poaching Crisis for members of the U.S. Congress and their staff. The hearing’s purpose was to discuss the recent, unprecedented spike in illegal trade in wildlife and links to organized terrorism. The U.S. State Department, launched by Secretary of State …

Mule Deer in the Mojave

Water. Every living thing needs it. It covers 70% of the Earth’s surface, but only 1% is potable.  But what about deserts?  Where does wildlife find water in the desert? Most deserts have rivers, natural springs, seeps, and natural depressions where freshwater is available at certain times of the year.  In some desert landscapes, humans …

SCI Foundation & Boy Scouts Of America Foundation Inaugural Shoot

    For Immediate Release: November 14, 2012 TUCSON, Ariz. -- Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) and the Boy Scouts of America Foundation (BSAF) are proud to announce the Inaugural Sporting Clays Shoot in Reno, Nevada on January 22, 2013 at Sage Hill Clay Sports. All proceeds will go to support the mission programs …

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 …