SCI Foundation Conservation Highlights

Since 2000, SCI Foundation has funded over 80 wildlife conservation projects in 27 countries. From white-tailed deer in your own backyard to African lions on the Serengeti plains, our research provides the the most accurate science to conserve species, improve habitat and support sustainable use management. To find out more, read our new Conservation Highlights HERE. This Conservation Highlights …

Weekly Update: Kodiak Brown Bear Trust Annual Report

The Kodiak Brown Bear Trust (KBBT) has been conserving Kodiak brown bears and their wilderness habitat since 1981. SCI Foundation has partnered with KBBT since 2012 on a population research study on Sitkalidak Island. Sitkalidak, located in the western Gulf of Alaska, is the third largest island in the Kodiak archipelago. Genetic isolation, combined with …

Weekly Update: The First Wood Bison Calves Are Here!

The first wild-born calves were spotted during an Alaska Department of Fish and Game aerial survey. This marks the first time in 100 years that a bison calf was born in the Alaskan wild. This exciting milestone is part of a 20 year wood bison reintroduction project that sought to reestablish a wood bison population …

Wood Bison Management Plan

SCI Foundation is thrilled to announce that we are only one month away from reintroducing wood bison into the Alaska wild. We finally have the opportunity to witness the culmination of our conservation efforts spread over a decade of time. We’ve surmounted hurdles with the Endangered Species Act, Environmental Impact Statements for the release sites, …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alaska Governor Approves Historic Wood Bison Reintroduction Washington, D.C. – Safari Club International (SCI) and SCI Foundation would like to thank Governor Sean Parnell for approving the reintroduction of wood bison to the wilds of Alaska. The announcement was made on August 5, 2014, paving the way for the Alaska Department of …

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 …

Kenai Moose Predation Study Update

Safari Club International Foundation recently contributed $20,000 to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) for moose population research on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. This research will aid wildlife biologists in analyzing what factors may be contributing to a decline in the local moose population. This information will provide wildlife managers with a …

Sitkalidak Island Predator Habitat Study Update

Sitkalidak Island is the third largest island in the Kodiak Archipelago of Alaska. These Alaskan islands are celebrated for their abundance of unscathed wild landscapes and provide fantastic hunting and fishing opportunities. Wild salmon streams are among the plentiful natural resources on the island, drawing particular interest from Kodiak brown bears.  Although this brown bear …