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.

A Song of Ivory and Fire: Why destruction of ivory stockpiles might not be a good idea

As Kenya prepares to destroy its entire wildlife products stockpile--an estimated 100 or more tons of elephant ivory, rhino horn and parts from other species--at the end of April, some are welcoming this move as a bold display of defiance against trafficking of wildlife products. Billionaires, Hollywood celebrities, and other well-meaning but misinformed individuals are …

SCI Chapter Anti-Poaching Projects

SCI is built on a network of regional chapters that work to further SCI Foundation’s mission. SCI chapters often partner with state or provincial agencies to sponsor on the ground conservation initiatives. Through these efforts, many local wildlife conservation projects are completed. SCI Foundation supports these chapter projects, many that focus on anti-poaching, through our …

Safari Club Attends 66th CITES Standing Committee

Safari Club International and SCI Foundation (collectively, Safari Club) staff were in Geneva in mid-January for the 66th CITES Standing Committee (SC66) Meeting. CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is an international treaty that regulates trade of animals and plants. SC66 was the last Committee meeting prior …

Could bio-engineered rhino horn be the solution to poaching?

Poaching is a global crisis. The decline in elephant populations has monopolized headlines, but elephants are not the only species threatened by poaching. Tigers, pangolin, apes, and rhino all suffer because their parts bring substantial profits on the black market. Organizations around the world are trying their best to reverse this trend and innovative solutions …

New Partnership Boosts Anti-poaching Efforts In Africa

SCI Foundation and Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants (H.O.P.E.) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces in support of anti-poaching, anti-wildlife trafficking, wildlife conservation and humanitarian efforts in Africa. This new partnership will promote the concept of sustainable use in conservation and facilitate effective solutions to end the plight of poaching. Both 501(c)(3) nonprofit charities …

Issue of the Week: Legal Trade in Rhino Horn

SCI Foundation’s African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) attendees are not afraid to address controversial topics and work to find solutions to real on-the-ground problems. This year, over the roars against the recent lion listing and the stampede of new regulations associated with the African elephant, another hot topic poked through – legalizing trade in rhinoceros …