Issue of the Week: Hunters Help Conservation

Today is the first day of Fall and a good time to look at the important role hunting plays in conserving wildlife, all wildlife, not just game species. According to a study done by Responsive Management, hunters are more interested in wildlife issues and contribute more to conservation efforts than the general public. In fact, …

SCI Foundation’s 2015 Conservation Artist of the Year Is….

SCI Foundation is pleased to announce its 2015 Conservation Artist of the Year, Cynthie Fisher. As an avid hunter and wildlife enthusiast from Hamilton, Montana, Fisher began painting unique animal behaviors and interactions learned from a lifetime of studying and observing wildlife. The painting will depict a white-tail deer in low afternoon lighting, which is …

Issue of the Week: Pittman-Robertson Act

States such as Michigan, Alaska and Texas have received millions of dollars for habitat restoration and wildlife conservation efforts. The source of this funding stems from a piece of legislation that, thanks to today’s sportsmen and women, is experiencing a major boost. Sadly, many are unaware of this law that generates billions for wildlife conservation, …

Issue of the Week: Drones

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that can be used as a low-cost surveillance alternative to planes and helicopters. Some drone systems now cost as little as $1000 and are becoming widely available to the public. In the past, drones were associated with military intelligence and warfare. However, as technology advances and becomes less expensive, drones …

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 …

Wild sheep monitoring in Mongolia

  Objective: To assist the government in developing a harvest quota for argali through the use of a reproducible monitoring program. Spring surveys were completed in 2012 & 2013 with a country-wide survey planned for this coming fall. Partners in this important work include: Grand Slam Ovis, Wild Sheep Foundation, the Mongolian Hunters Association and …

SCI Foundation Grants $218,000 for Conservation in 2013

Washington, DC – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) contributed over $200,000 dollars directly to the management of big game species through the auction of exclusive Governors’ tags and permits. After a very successful offering of big game tags during January of 2013, two additional big game tags were auctioned online during June, 2013. The …

Online Governor’s Permit Auction to Benefit Conservation in Alaska!

Click here http://FirstForWildlife.wordpress.com to learn more about the Safari Club International Foundation     Washington, D.C. – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) is hosting for the first time ever, an online auction to sell two highly prized Alaska Governor’s Permits. The first Alaska Governor’s Permit is an opportunity to hunt a Kenai Mountains Caribou …

The Bitterroot Elk Project: Spring 2013 Progress Report

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the University of Montana have completed the second year of a three-year project, in partnership with SCI Foundation, investigating the influence of predation, habitat and nutrition on elk population dynamics in the southern Bitterroot Valley. As they approach the end of the second year of intensive elk survival monitoring, they …

HEADS UP!

SCI Foundation helps to fund its important conservation and education work through direct mail.  A Spring Appeal letter and updated brochure from SCI Foundation President Joe Hosmer will arrive in many SCI member mailboxes this week.   Please take the time to read the letter, brochure and contribution reply form.  We hope the information shared about …