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 …

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 …