First For Wildlife

Promoting conservation, outdoor education, and humanitarian programs worldwide.

Mountain Monarchs of Pakistan Make Recovery through Community-Based Conservation

SCI Foundation partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Society on the Pakistan Markhor Project in 2016. The following is a progress update showing significant results from the last year. The markhor … Continue reading

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Black Bear Recovery Helps Restore Healthy Missouri Forests

“This bear was an exceptional bear in my opinion. This was an awesome, awesome bear, a big black bear. He has a big white ‘V’, so he’s got some distinguishing … Continue reading

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Kodiak Brown Bears Thrive on Sitkalidak Island

Native Americans and brown bears have coexisted in the Kodiak archipelago for thousands of years. Here in the western Gulf of Alaska, a rich coastal ecosystem and genetic isolation has … Continue reading

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Working Ranches Keep Habitat Intact for Greater Sage-Grouse

Arid prairie lands in the western United States are filled with sagebrush wildlife, but changes to this wide-open landscape have led to losses in migratory songbirds and greater sage-grouse populations. … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan Narrowly Rejects Hunting Ban

A bill to ban hunting in Kyrgyzstan was narrowly defeated by Parliament last week, 56 to 52. Members of the Kyrgyz Parliament argued that the proposed law would lead to … Continue reading

March 21, 2017

Missouri Black Bear Research Videos

Here are a couple more recent videos from our Missouri Black Bear project for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

February 14, 2017

Conservation Auction Tags at SCI Convention

Native American tribes are once again donating big game hunting tags to the 45th Annual SCI Convention. SCI Foundation is excited to announce the auction of a Mule Deer tag … Continue reading

January 23, 2017

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

January 19, 2017

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

January 10, 2017

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

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