CITES Issue: Wood Bison

SCI and SCI Foundation (collectively Safari Club) are addressing several of the key issues surrounding the upcoming 2017 CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP17) this fall in Johannesburg, South Africa, in an ongoing “CITES Issues” blog series. This week’s article focuses on a positive proposal on a species that also highlights our successful wildlife conservation …

Issue of the Week: Yellowstone Bison Management

By the late 1800s, the North American bison was nearly extinct. In 1902, the two dozen bison left in Yellowstone National Park were some of the only remaining in the wild. Thanks to a massive national restoration effort, the species has recovered to around 20,000 today. The bison, one of America’s greatest conservation success stories, …

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 …

Issue of the Week: Designating a National Mammal?

With most of the primary elections completed for this cycle, another election is on the horizon… for the United States’ national mammal. A grassroots organization is lobbying for the bison to be named the national mammal, and recently a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the National Bison Legacy Act, legislation that would officially adopt the …

Online Governor’s Permit Auction to Benefit Conservation in Alaska!

Click here http://FirstForWildlife.wordpress.com to learn more about the Safari Club International Foundation     Washington, D.C. – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) is hosting for the first time ever, an online auction to sell two highly prized Alaska Governor’s Permits. The first Alaska Governor’s Permit is an opportunity to hunt a Kenai Mountains Caribou …

Conservation Auction

For the first time EVER, Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) will be hosting an online auction to sell highly prized Alaska Governor’s Permits! There are two big game tags available. The first tag is an opportunity to hunt a Kenai Mountains Caribou (Barren Ground). The second Alaska tag is for the chance to hunt a …