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US Fish and Wildlife Service: Greater Sage-Grouse Not Endangered

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has determined that the Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is not in need of protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In its September … Continue reading

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Weekly Update: The South Rockies Grizzly Project

The South Rockies Grizzly Project in British Columbia seeks to research “bottom- up” effects on bears, such as habitat or prey availability, as well as “top-down” effects like hunting and … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week: Polar Bear

Biologists estimate there are roughly 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears in the world. More than 60% of the world’s polar bears (an estimated 16,000) live in Canada. Most of these … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weekly update: Colorado Youth Outdoors – SCI Denver Chapter

On the warmest Saturday of the summer, patients, vets, and friends convened in Windsor, Colorado for an activity-filled afternoon at the Colorado Youth Outdoor Program’s (CYO’s) gorgeous two hundred and … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue of the Week: Wildfires, Wildlife and Hunting Access

As fall hunting season opens across the country, the American West is currently experiencing its worst wildfire season in decades. California is in the midst of its driest period in … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

CITES Animals Committee a Success for Science-Based Conservation

The 28th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee was held in September, attended by representatives of SCI Foundation and SCI. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue of the Week: Tanzania Stands By Hunting

Tanzania has stated unequivocally that it will not consider suspending or banning hunting. Government officials cite the numerous benefits that sustainable utilization of wildlife brings to wildlife and people in … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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