3 Endangered Cats You Probably Don’t Know

Last week, we introduced 4 endangered wild dog species to you. Like canines, cats are iconic predators that play important roles in their ecosystems. Many of the well-known Big Cat species are at risk of extinction. Snow leopards, Asiatic cheetahs and tigers are all listed as Endangered by IUCN or International Union for Conservation of …

SCI Chapter Anti-Poaching Projects

SCI is built on a network of regional chapters that work to further SCI Foundation’s mission. SCI chapters often partner with state or provincial agencies to sponsor on the ground conservation initiatives. Through these efforts, many local wildlife conservation projects are completed. SCI Foundation supports these chapter projects, many that focus on anti-poaching, through our …

Latin America – US Leadership Forum

Safari Club International and SCI Foundation (collectively Safari Club) hosted the first ever Latin America – US Leadership Forum at the 2016 SCI Convention earlier this month. The forum is a new venue for information sharing on wildlife trade policy and collaboration on sustainable-use conservation issues. Wildlife experts and government delegates from around Latin America, …

New Opportunities for Conservation in Cuba

With the opening of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba earlier this year, new opportunities for conservation among the two countries are emerging. The United States and Cuba recently signed an agreement on marine conservation and research, representing the first such collaboration on environmental protection. The agreement proposes to link marine sanctuaries in the …

Featured Issue: Ecotourism Part 1 Pros and Cons

Ecotourism is a rapidly growing industry and an increasingly hot environmental topic. Protected areas around the world receive an estimated 8 billion visits annually, bringing in $600 billion per year. Photographic tourism is being praised as an ecosystem service, and a solution to fund the conservation of biodiversity, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wildlife viewing generates …

Issue of the Week: Are Protected Lands Protecting Biodiversity?

While national parks seem like a relatively new idea to modern society, civilizations have designated parcels of land for hunting, gathering and preservation of resources since the dawn of mankind. As human civilizations changed and progressed, so have the processes that establish and manage protected areas. However, a recent study titled Targeting Global Protected Area …