The Science Behind Sustainable Use

“How can you hunt an endangered species?” Members of the public frequently pose this question to wildlife biologists. The answer, quite simply, lies in a concept referred to as sustainable use. Sustainable use means harvesting the annual surplus while leaving enough adults to replenish the population. The anti-hunting community frequently cites numbers of animals hunted …

Wheels on the Ground Needed for Tanzania Lion Project

SCI Foundation needs your help to fund a high priority project need! A research vehicle with the Tanzania Lion Project recently suffered a mechanical failure in the field, leaving the project short a vehicle and causing the researchers to alter their survey methods. Importing replacement parts and repairing this Land Rover will take some time, …

Weekly Update: Fighting For Lions

SCI Foundation is awaiting the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement on whether the African lion will be proposed for listing as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). SCI Foundation has created a new website (www.fightingforlions.org) to help communicate the details of the announcement and explain the impacts a listing …