Weekly Update: Ruaha African Buffalo Project Update

In August, SCI Foundation partnered with the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California, Davis (WHC) to investigate the decline of African buffalo in Ruaha National Park (RNP), Tanzania. The extent of the decline is not yet understood. Monitoring health and movement of collared buffalo throughout the year will help researchers identify areas of …

SCI Foundation To Attend Times Square Ivory Crush

On June 19, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will host its second ivory crush event in the middle of New York’s most populated intersection: Times Square.  The event will be attended by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, USFWS Director Dan Ashe, New York State Senator Brad Hoylman and other special …

Studies Highlight the Willingness of Hunters to Contribute to Conservation

The World Bank recently endorsed hunting as an important financing tool for governments working on sustainable wildlife management.  Hunting is especially effective when programs are properly regulated and revenues are distributed to communities. With recent land-use changes and expansion of agriculture, the potential for hunting to contribute to conservation is increasingly important. This is why …

Issue of the Week: Zambia Lifts Lion Hunting Ban

Zambia has officially lifted its ban on the hunting of lions and other big cats. The announcement was made by Zambia’s Minister of Tourism, Jean Kapata in Lusaka on May 15, 2015. Zapata stated at a Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) press conference that leopard hunting will resume during the 2015/2016 season with “cautionary quotas” and …

New Partnership Boosts Anti-poaching Efforts In Africa

SCI Foundation and Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants (H.O.P.E.) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces in support of anti-poaching, anti-wildlife trafficking, wildlife conservation and humanitarian efforts in Africa. This new partnership will promote the concept of sustainable use in conservation and facilitate effective solutions to end the plight of poaching. Both 501(c)(3) nonprofit charities …

SCI Foundation’s HLF Aid Anti-Poaching Efforts in Tanzania

(Washington, DC) On December 17, 2014, SCI Foundation’s Hunter Legacy Fund (HLF) donated $100,000 to provide the Wildlife Conservation Foundation of Tanzania (WCFT) with vehicles to be used by anti-poaching patrols. SCI Foundation has outfitted anti-poaching units with two fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers to monitor the Selous Game Reserve. These new Cruisers will allow …

Weekly Update: AWCF Set for First Week of November

The 13th meeting of the African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) is fast approaching! This year’s meeting will be held November 2 – 7 in Hawassa, Ethiopia hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority and sponsored by SCI Foundation. The AWCF is a week-long meeting where African governments come together to collaborate and discuss their wildlife …

Weekly Update: SCI Foundation Funds Lion Genetics Project

Despite the array of propaganda in today’s media that paints a bleak picture for African lion populations, the truth is, most of the facts are false. We don’t know how many lions lived in Africa a century ago. We don’t even know how many lions existed a quarter-century ago.  And for genetics, there currently is …

Weekly Update: A Socio-economic Review of Hunting in Africa

A new study on the socio-economics of hunting is underway and seeks to report the far-reaching contributions of consumptive tourism in Africa. Specialized in natural resource and environmental economics, Southwick Associates will lead the data collection and reporting of the study. Participants of African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF), including representatives of government and the professional …

International Wildlife Management Symposium: Managing Wildlife in the Next Century

In late 2011, the International Wildlife Management Symposium met near Vancouver, British Columbia, and was attended by wildlife biologists and hunters from multiple countries. Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) was a sponsor of the meeting, supporting its theme; Managing Wildlife in the Next Century. SCI member Shane Mahoney gave a riveting keynote address entitled, Why …