SCI Foundation raises nearly $200,000 for on-the-ground Wildlife Management

Hunters once again demonstrated their commitment to international wildlife stewardship by participating in Safari Club International Foundation’s 2013 Conservation Auction in January. The funds generated go directly back to tribal, state and provincial natural resource agencies to conduct research and management projects in the field. Anti-poaching efforts, sustainable development and local community involvement initiatives, which …

Tajikistan Marco Polo Sheep Project Report

Photo courtesy of Bryan Martin By: Raul Valdez Few big game animals have had as much fame among the hunting fraternity as has the Marco Polo sheep or argali.  In the history of wild sheep hunting, Marco Polo’s argali is unique for it was considered a mythical creature and one the greatest mysteries in the …

Kenai Moose Predation Study Update

Safari Club International Foundation recently contributed $20,000 to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) for moose population research on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. This research will aid wildlife biologists in analyzing what factors may be contributing to a decline in the local moose population. This information will provide wildlife managers with a …

Sitkalidak Island Predator Habitat Study Update

Sitkalidak Island is the third largest island in the Kodiak Archipelago of Alaska. These Alaskan islands are celebrated for their abundance of unscathed wild landscapes and provide fantastic hunting and fishing opportunities. Wild salmon streams are among the plentiful natural resources on the island, drawing particular interest from Kodiak brown bears.  Although this brown bear …

International Wildlife Management Symposium: Managing Wildlife in the Next Century

In late 2011, the International Wildlife Management Symposium met near Vancouver, British Columbia, and was attended by wildlife biologists and hunters from multiple countries. Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) was a sponsor of the meeting, supporting its theme; Managing Wildlife in the Next Century. SCI member Shane Mahoney gave a riveting keynote address entitled, Why …

Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflict

We can all agree that wildlife has value. The value that people associate with wildlife can take multiple forms, one of which is the importance of wildlife to human Society. When a species loses its societal value, the regard for the well-being of individual animals and the overall population status of the species may diminish. …

Iberian Ibex Parasitology

SCIF has partnered with researchers in Spain to investigate the factors influencing the transmission of maladies like sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei) in Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica). It appears that seasonal changes in grooming behavior may be highly influential. This research builds on the growing body of knowledge that goes beyond immunity to study the mechanical …