The Return of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Arizona Mountaintops

Sheep hunters are some of the most passionate outdoorsmen and valuable conservationists in the world. As Vance Corigan says in a February 2017 New York Times article “people who pay $300,000 for one tag just paid to recover 30 sheep to places that haven’t had sheep in 100 years.”   This year SCI Foundation and …

Local Conservation Projects Supported by SCI Chapters

Many SCI Chapters support conservation projects all around the world. SCI Foundation doubles the impact by awarding matching grants to these local efforts, increasing our on the ground footprint and diversity of conservation work. These projects range in scope from popular game species in SCI members’ backyards to anti-poaching operations and partnerships with state agencies …

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 …

Study Continues after Successful Bighorn Reintroduction in Arizona

As part of a four year ongoing study, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is continuing to monitor the Santa Catalina sheep population. AZGFD released an additional 29 desert bighorn sheep in November 2015, bringing the total number of bighorns released in the Santa Catalina Mountain range to 90 since 2013. Nearly all of …

Wildlife Museum Renovates Endangered Species Pond

Work is currently underway to renovate the pond at the International Wildlife Museum and Safari Club International World Headquarters in Tucson, AZ.  The pond was built in 1988, along with the museum, and is listed by the state of Arizona as an official repository for endangered fish and frog species Representatives from the Arizona Game …

SCI Foundation Conservation Committee Members View Reintroduced Sheep in Santa Catalina Mountains

  In November 2013, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) began reintroducing desert bighorn sheep in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson. If successful, this effort would mark the sixth mountain range in which the Arizona Game and Fish Department has established a naturally reproducing population of bighorn. SCI Foundation is a proud partner …

Weekly Update: Arizona Sheep Project

Last year, SCI Foundation partnered with the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) to establish a self-sustaining population of desert bighorn sheep in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. This conservation effort has scheduled three separate releases of bighorn sheep, each consisting of approximately 30 animals. Biologists estimate that the Catalina Mountains can sustain …