Safari Club International Foundation and Botswana Set to Open 11th Annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum

  Safari Club International Foundation and Botswana Set to Open 11th Annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum For Immediate Release: September 17, 2012 Washington, DC – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) and the government of Botswana are pleased to announce the opening of the 11th annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) in Kasane, Botswana. The …

Kalahari Wildlife Assessment

Derek Keeping, PhD Candidate Conservation Biology, University of Alberta This research project takes place in the southwestern quarter of Botswana. The area under study covers 80,000km2 of semi-arid savanna wilderness. The Government of Botswana has taken laudable steps in establishing a system of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) as vast buffer zones, situated between protected areas, …

Sitkalidak Island Brown Bear Project Update

Kodiak Island Archipelago, Alaska The objective of this study is to estimate size of the brown bear population on Sitkalidak Island and to determine basic movement and resource use patterns.  The study has benefited from excellent cooperation among partners:  Kodiak Brown Bear Trust, Safari Club International Foundation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Old Harbor …

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 …