First For Wildlife

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Black Bear Management in the Modern World

As I drive through the woods of Pennsylvania, I pass Civil War battlefields and old colonial era towns on my way from Washington, DC into black bear country. Bears are … Continue reading

May 9, 2017

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

April 17, 2017

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

March 20, 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

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

Wild Harvest Initiative Makes Progress Acquiring Big Data

In a recent update from Conservation Visions Inc., the Wild Harvest Initiative has made significant progress acquiring data from public online sources and jurisdictional representatives. The initiative, funded by SCI … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

CITES CoP17 Wrap-Up

After months of preparation and two weeks of intensive work, SCI and SCI Foundation’s CITES delegations have achieved great results at the recent CITES 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

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