AWCF 2015 Kickoff in South Africa!

SCI Foundation is set to kick off the 2015 African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) next week at Legend Resort in Limpopo, South Africa. Hosted by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs, this 14th annual meeting will take place on November 8-13. Attendance is up 30%, setting an all-time AWCF record. Delegates from over 10 African …

Issue of the Week: New York Senator Attacks Hunting In New Bill

On April 8, 2015, New York State Senator Tony Avella (D-11) joined by anti-hunting organizations such as PETA, Friends of Animals, and the League of Human Voters, announced the introduction of New York State Senate Bill 4686, Foreign Game. This bill would completely ban the import, possession, sale and transportation of five African species in …

Weekly Update: AWCF Set for First Week of November

The 13th meeting of the African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) is fast approaching! This year’s meeting will be held November 2 – 7 in Hawassa, Ethiopia hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority and sponsored by SCI Foundation. The AWCF is a week-long meeting where African governments come together to collaborate and discuss their wildlife …

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2014   Standing Committee Discussions Roll into This Year’s African Wildlife Consultative Forum Washington, D.C. - SCI Foundation recently returned from the 65th Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES). The Committee serves to provide guidance for improving implementation of the Convention, which …

Weekly Update: A Socio-economic Review of Hunting in Africa

A new study on the socio-economics of hunting is underway and seeks to report the far-reaching contributions of consumptive tourism in Africa. Specialized in natural resource and environmental economics, Southwick Associates will lead the data collection and reporting of the study. Participants of African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF), including representatives of government and the professional …

Safari Club International Foundation and Botswana Set to Open 11th Annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum

  Safari Club International Foundation and Botswana Set to Open 11th Annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum For Immediate Release: September 17, 2012 Washington, DC – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) and the government of Botswana are pleased to announce the opening of the 11th annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) in Kasane, Botswana. The …

SCI Foundation Augments Support For AWCF At Embassy Reception

August 13, 2012 - The Embassy of Botswana hosted Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) and the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) for a reception of international Ambassadors and conservationists. The event highlighted the importance of the upcoming African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) to be hosted in Botswana September 16th through 21st.  AWCF  brings together …