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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

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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

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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

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SCI Foundation Conservation Highlights

Since 2000, SCI Foundation has funded over 80 wildlife conservation projects in 27 countries. From white-tailed deer in your own backyard to African lions on the Serengeti plains, our research … Continue reading

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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

IUCN Session: Does Hunting Have a Future?

This week, SCI Foundation is in Hawaii participating in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, a meeting of the world’s leading scientific experts held every … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

CITES Issue: Eastern and Western Tur

The CITES 17th Conference of the Parties is only two weeks away. SCI and SCI Foundation (collectively Safari Club) will be travelling to South Africa this month to represent the … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Building Capacity for Wildlife Research in Uganda

Across the Kidepo Valley a hunter glasses spiral horns through thick brush. The stalk is on for the elusive Grey Ghost of Africa. You are in the bush on a … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Animal Migration: IUCN World Conservation Congress

SCI Foundation will be attending the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress starting next week in Hawaii to provide input on key sustainable use issues, including animal migration. SCI Foundation was … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

CITES Issue: African Elephant

During the last couple of months, SCI and SCI Foundation have blogged about issues that are particularly relevant for hunters and will be addressed at the upcoming CITES 17th Conference … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

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