Issue of the Week: Poaching in the United States

The illegal take of wildlife, or poaching, has made major news this past year. Most prominent in the media is poaching of elephants and rhinoceros in Africa, or tigers and sharks in Asia. But what’s not being reported is poaching in the United States, likely because it doesn’t have the same news appeal as the …

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 …

Advisory Council Hears CAMPFIRE’s Message

On June 9, 2014, the Wildlife Trafficking Council held their third public meeting to discuss and adopt recommendations for the implementation of the National Strategy to combat wildlife trafficking. SCI Foundation attended and presented comments at this meeting, as did Charles Jonga, Director of Community Areas Management Programs For Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) in Zimbabwe. CAMPFIRE …

Weekly Update: Friedkin Flyer Project

Friedkin Conservation Fund (FCF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of wild lands in Tanzania. They organize large scale anti-poaching operations that cooperate with efforts of Tanzania’s Wildlife Division. SCI Foundation recently concluded a five year partnership with FCF to meet the costs of anti-poaching surveillance. FCF trains and employs 120 …

Issue of the Week: Drones

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that can be used as a low-cost surveillance alternative to planes and helicopters. Some drone systems now cost as little as $1000 and are becoming widely available to the public. In the past, drones were associated with military intelligence and warfare. However, as technology advances and becomes less expensive, drones …

SCI Foundation Partners with Frankfurt Zoological Society and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service To Curb Poaching In Zambia

For Immediate Release: August 14, 2013 Washington D.C. – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) today announced that it has partnered with the Frankfurt Zoological Society, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on its North Luangwa Conservation Project in Zambia. The project focuses on anti-poaching efforts for the reintroduced population of black …