Science Makes a Breakthrough in Aging African Lions

Washington, DC – Marking a breakthrough in lion conservation, scientists can now accurately age African lions with a significant degree of certainty. Researchers with the Zambia Lion Project recently released two scientific publications outlining an innovative method for estimating lion age within six months using teeth. “Accurate age estimation of African lions is urgently needed …

Issue of the Week: Zambia Lifts Lion Hunting Ban

Zambia has officially lifted its ban on the hunting of lions and other big cats. The announcement was made by Zambia’s Minister of Tourism, Jean Kapata in Lusaka on May 15, 2015. Zapata stated at a Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) press conference that leopard hunting will resume during the 2015/2016 season with “cautionary quotas” and …

Weekly Update: News From The Zambia Lion Project

With strong commitment to improve our ability to confidently age wild lions in field situations, SCI Foundation continued its support of the Zambia Lion Project (ZLP) for the fifth consecutive year in 2015. The overall goal of the project is to improve best practices for sustainable lion hunting in Africa, though starting first in Zambia. …

SCI Foundation Partners with Frankfurt Zoological Society and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service To Curb Poaching In Zambia

For Immediate Release: August 14, 2013 Washington D.C. – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) today announced that it has partnered with the Frankfurt Zoological Society, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on its North Luangwa Conservation Project in Zambia. The project focuses on anti-poaching efforts for the reintroduced population of black …