The Hunter-Whistleblower: A Potent Force Against Wildlife Trafficking

Whistleblowers have played a key role in law enforcement, and hunters have played a key role in wildlife protection. Hunter-whistleblowers will be a powerful tool in the fight against wildlife trafficking in the U.S. and around the world. Join the fight by reporting wildlife crime to the National Whistleblower Center.

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 …

War on Poaching Not Won by Boots on the Ground Alone

Over the last decade we’ve witnessed a discouraging surge in poaching, but we’ve also seen a recent wave of investment in rhino conservation efforts. Despite the increase in funding for anti-poaching, a new study by the Zoological Society of London and South Africa’s Ezemvolo KZN Wildlife suggests that foot patrols, the boots on the ground …

Mountain Monarchs of Pakistan Make Recovery through Community-Based Conservation

SCI Foundation partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Society on the Pakistan Markhor Project in 2016. The following is a progress update showing significant results from the last year. The markhor (Capra falconeri) is one of the largest and most spectacular members of the Caprinae or wild goat family. Markhor have huge, curling horns and despite …

Pre-CITES Win: Polar Bears Off CoP17 Agenda

Anti-Hunting Groups Strike Out with Polar Bear Science Something big is missing from the CITES agenda at the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) this month in Johannesburg. In an early win for Safari Club and for the first time in years of debate, polar bears will not be discussed on the CITES floor. Fighting anti-hunting …

CITES Issue: Hunting Trophies

This week’s CITES Issue article will be the last post in our series of issues for the upcoming 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17).  CoP17 officially begins on Saturday, 24 September. Even though this week’s article is not about a particular species, the issue – general hunting trophy regulation – is one with which all …

IUCN Session: Does Hunting Have a Future?

This week, SCI Foundation is in Hawaii participating in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, a meeting of the world’s leading scientific experts held every four years. This is SCI Foundation’s first time representing the sustainable use community at IUCN, after just being accepted as a new member organization. SCI …

CITES Issue: Eastern and Western Tur

The CITES 17th Conference of the Parties is only two weeks away. SCI and SCI Foundation (collectively Safari Club) will be travelling to South Africa this month to represent the sustainable use community. We are continuing the CITES Issue blog series to educate our members and the general public, previously covering African lions, secret ballot …

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 …

Be Part of the Action: IUCN World Conservation Congress

SCI Foundation was recently accepted as a new member organization of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. IUCN is the world’s largest environmental network and the global authority on species survival status. IUCN harnesses the knowledge and resources of over 1,300 organizations, including government agencies, NGOs, academic institutions, and business associations. Membership will allow SCI Foundation to …