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 …

SCI Foundation Accepted into the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Washington, DC – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) is pleased to announce its formal acceptance as a new member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). IUCN is the world’s largest environmental network and the global authority on species survival status. Membership strengthens SCI Foundation’s credibility and capacity through association with this …

Community-Based Hunting Programs are Driving Force for Markhor Recovery in Pakistan

Deep in the tribal territories of northern Pakistan, a group of village elders meets with bearded foreigners carrying rifles. They discuss recent conflicts in the region while looking at topographic maps, plotting access into some of the world's most remote mountain passes. No, this isn’t a Navy SEALs movie; it’s a hunting story. The foreigners …