Animal Migration: IUCN World Conservation Congress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdUkJfW_xmY SCI Foundation will be attending the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress starting next week in Hawaii to provide input on key sustainable use issues, including animal migration. SCI Foundation was recently accepted as a new member of IUCN, being recognized as a science-based wildlife conservation organization. Membership strengthens our credibility and capacity  through association with this …

Weekly Update: Newfoundland Caribou Project Reveals Habitat Key to Sustainable Management

For over eight years, SCI Foundation has partnered with the Canadian Province of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Environment and Conservation to support a major research program on Newfoundland Island’s woodland caribou population. The long-term scientific study has made these caribou one of the best studied wildlife populations in the world. We are pleased to …

Weekly Update: Predator Control Increases Caribou Calf Survival

Since the late 1990s, the Newfoundland woodland caribou population declined from about 94,000 individuals to 32,000 today. Research from 2003 to 2007 indicated that low calf survival was a primary reason for the decline. The majority of calf mortality was due to predation by black bears and coyotes, though lynx and bald eagles were also …

Canadian Ministry Supports Caribou Research Strategy

                        For the past six years SCI Foundation has partnered with the Newfoundland Ministry of Environment to support a major research initiative on the Woodland Caribou. Caribou herds across the north have always been subject to wide fluctuations in numbers with rapid growth in numbers …

Linda Besse’s Artist of the Year Painting Unveiled for 2014 SCI Hunters’ Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6th , 2013 Washington, DC –Safari Club International’s (SCI) annual Hunters’ Convention is touted as the Ultimate Hunters’ Market; if you plan on attending, you will find hunting trips and tons of the latest gear. But did you know it hosts one of the largest displays of wildlife art in 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 …

Caribou on the Landscape

Linda has completed the composition of the piece. She talks about the process of reworking her drawing  in her blog post from Sunday, April 14th. It is a complex process with such a large artwork, and it is important that she gets all the proportions correct. Nevertheless, the caribou look stunning and there is an …