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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

March 7, 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

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

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