Actually, African Elephants Are Not on The Verge of Extinction

Few species are as iconic as the African elephant, the world’s largest terrestrial mammal. With long lifespans, high intelligence, and complex social structures, elephants evoke powerful emotions in people. Long pursued for their ivory, elephants have been increasingly exploited in recent years by certain environmental groups that rely on them for fundraising. We are inundated …

CITES Issue: African Elephant

During the last couple of months, SCI and SCI Foundation have blogged about issues that are particularly relevant for hunters and will be addressed at the upcoming CITES 17th Conference of the Parties.  Previous blog topics include African lion, wood bison, secret ballot voting, and cape mountain zebra.  This week’s post is about another iconic …

Economic Contributions of Hunting Tourism in Africa

A study recently conducted for SCI Foundation by Southwick Associates, “The Economic Contributions of Hunting-Related Tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa,” measured the size of hunting-related tourism’s contributions to the local, national, and regional economies of eight African nations between 2012 and 2014. The study reveals that in-country spending per hunter in Botswana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, …

Safari Club International Foundation and Botswana Set to Open 11th Annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum

  Safari Club International Foundation and Botswana Set to Open 11th Annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum For Immediate Release: September 17, 2012 Washington, DC – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) and the government of Botswana are pleased to announce the opening of the 11th annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) in Kasane, Botswana. The …

Kalahari Wildlife Assessment

Derek Keeping, PhD Candidate Conservation Biology, University of Alberta This research project takes place in the southwestern quarter of Botswana. The area under study covers 80,000km2 of semi-arid savanna wilderness. The Government of Botswana has taken laudable steps in establishing a system of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) as vast buffer zones, situated between protected areas, …

SCI Foundation Augments Support For AWCF At Embassy Reception

August 13, 2012 - The Embassy of Botswana hosted Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) and the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) for a reception of international Ambassadors and conservationists. The event highlighted the importance of the upcoming African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) to be hosted in Botswana September 16th through 21st.  AWCF  brings together …