Birds of a Feather: The Turkey Subspecies

In the 1800s, unregulated hunting, deforestation and habitat destruction drove the wild turkey population to fewer than 30,000 birds in North America. Thanks to hunter-led conservation efforts, there are now around 7 million turkeys throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, and they are found in every US state except Alaska. Turkeys are one of the …

Latin America – US Leadership Forum

Safari Club International and SCI Foundation (collectively Safari Club) hosted the first ever Latin America – US Leadership Forum at the 2016 SCI Convention earlier this month. The forum is a new venue for information sharing on wildlife trade policy and collaboration on sustainable-use conservation issues. Wildlife experts and government delegates from around Latin America, …

Weekly Update: Animals Committee Meeting

Next week, SCI Foundation will participate in the 27th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee (AC) Meeting in Veracruz, Mexico. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) established the Animals Committee in 1987, to fill gaps in biological and other specialized knowledge regarding species of animals and plants that are subject to CITES …