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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

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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

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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

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CITES Recognizes Hunting is a Conservation Tool

Today, October 4, at the 17th Conference of the Parties in Johannesburg, CITES adopted a formal position on hunting trophies. The resolution recommends that countries fulfill certain standards and procedures … Continue reading

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CITES Keeps Lions on Appendix II

The proposal to move the African lion from CITES Appendix II to CITES Appendix I was officially defeated today at the 17th CITES Conference.  Lions will remain on Appendix II … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

CITES CoP17 Committee Takes Action on Species Proposals

The CITES Conference of Parties (CoP17) Committee I – the Committee that reviews species-based proposals – has made recommendations on three different proposals. Now out of Committee, these proposals will … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Community Leaders Speak Up for Sustainable Use Conservation and Livelihoods at CoP17

Yesterday and today, rural community leaders from around the world voiced their concerns about several proposals that were considered at the CITES 17th Conference of the Parties in Johannesburg.  One … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pre-CITES Win: Polar Bears Off CoP17 Agenda

Anti-Hunting Groups Strike Out with Polar Bear Science Something big is missing from the CITES agenda at the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) this month in Johannesburg. In an early … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

CITES Issue: Hunting Trophies

This week’s CITES Issue article will be the last post in our series of issues for the upcoming 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17).  CoP17 officially begins on Saturday, 24 … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

North American Wildlife Conservation

SCI Foundation’s North American conservation program has worked on every big game species on the continent. As you head out into the field this fall, remember all that SCI Foundation … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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