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In Search of Nanuq: The Inuit Culture of Polar Bear Hunting

Everything around you is a sea of white. The sun reflecting off a landscape of snow and ice would blind you if it weren’t for the protection of your goggles. … Continue reading

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Return of the Bruin: Missouri Black Bear Project

Since 2011, SCI Foundation has partnered with Missouri Department of Conservation and Mississippi State University’s Carnivore Ecology Lab on the Missouri Black Bear Project. When Europeans began settling the area, … Continue reading

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Livestock Grazing and the Greater Sage-Grouse

The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is an icon of the western United States. Its conservation status has been steeped in controversy for many years, as various groups petitioned the US … Continue reading

December 13, 2016

Lion Hunting is Lion Conservation

Hunting of African lions contributes to lion conservation, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WILDCRU) of Oxford University conclude in a new report to the government of the United … Continue reading

December 6, 2016

The Michigan Predator-Prey Story

From White-tailed Deer Research to Landscape Level Ecosystem Management: How SCI Foundation Led the Way in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula By SCI Foundation – Conservation Up in the backwoods of the … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hunter Harvest Provides Data for Monitoring Moose in Montana

Moose populations are susceptible to large population swings in the southern extent of their range, including the Shiras subspecies in Montana’s Rocky Mountain west. Here hunter harvest levels have been … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Survival of Sustainable Use

Is the sustainable use of wildlife sustainable? Conservationists at The Wildlife Society’s annual conference last week in Raleigh, NC agreed with a resounding yes. But how resilient is hunting to … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tanzania Buffalo Project Investigates Disease and Herd Movement

As the most dangerous game in the Big Five, known in Africa as Black Death, the Cape buffalo is an important species economically. Until recently, large populations and dispersing herds … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wild Harvest Initiative Makes Progress Acquiring Big Data

In a recent update from Conservation Visions Inc., the Wild Harvest Initiative has made significant progress acquiring data from public online sources and jurisdictional representatives. The initiative, funded by SCI … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

CITES CoP17 Wrap-Up

After months of preparation and two weeks of intensive work, SCI and SCI Foundation’s CITES delegations have achieved great results at the recent CITES 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

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