First For Wildlife

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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

SCI Chapter Supports Research on Angola’s Giant Sable

The SCI Lusitania Chapter recently gave a conservation award to Dr. Pedro Vaz Pinto, lead scientist for the “Palanca” project in Angola. The Palanca Negra Gigante, otherwise known as the Angolan … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Species Recovery Stories – Thanks to Hunting!

There are two places in the world where conservation has been especially successful – North America and southern Africa.  In both regions, sustainable use hunting plays a vital role in … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Mongolia Declares New Protected Area for Snow Leopards

In a victory for snow leopard conservation, the government of Mongolia has officially created a new nature reserve. Mongolia’s Parliament declared the Tost Mountains a State Protected Area earlier this … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Science Behind Sustainable Use

“How can you hunt an endangered species?” Members of the public frequently pose this question to wildlife biologists. The answer, quite simply, lies in a concept referred to as sustainable … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

3 Endangered Cats You Probably Don’t Know

Last week, we introduced 4 endangered wild dog species to you. Like canines, cats are iconic predators that play important roles in their ecosystems. Many of the well-known Big Cat … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

4 Endangered Dogs You’ve Never Heard Of

Canines are a diverse family of animals. Around the world, there are more endangered species of dogs than you may know. Here’s an interesting list of four species in trouble. … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wildlife Museum Renovates Endangered Species Pond

Work is currently underway to renovate the pond at the International Wildlife Museum and Safari Club International World Headquarters in Tucson, AZ.  The pond was built in 1988, along with … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Genetics and the Conservation Status of Species

Researchers at Purdue University have recently published an article in the journal Biological Conservation, suggesting that genetics should play a stronger role in determining whether species are threatened with extinction. … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fencing: Helpful or Harmful?

Fencing places physical barriers, usually wire, across large areas to keep animals in and “nuisance” animals out.  A number of protected areas in Africa are partially or completely fenced, and … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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