CAMPFIRE Program Puts Control of Wildlife in Local Hands

One day we will all look back on the difficulties and achievements of the CAMPFIRE program and know this is a positive force in the world.

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 Kingdom. The report highlights the important role that hunting plays in protecting lion habitat. Conversion of wild lands to agriculture and human settlement has contributed …

Economic Contributions of Hunting Tourism in Africa

A study recently conducted for SCI Foundation by Southwick Associates, “The Economic Contributions of Hunting-Related Tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa,” measured the size of hunting-related tourism’s contributions to the local, national, and regional economies of eight African nations between 2012 and 2014. The study reveals that in-country spending per hunter in Botswana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, …

Preparing for CITES Conference of the Parties

From September 24 – October 5, 2016, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Johannesburg, South Africa.  At the CoP, Parties to the treaty will make decisions regarding the listing status of many species and requirements for international …

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 …

Weekly Update: Tanzania Lion Project Launches in Serengeti

SCI Foundation, in collaboration with the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute and the Carnivore Ecology Laboratory (CEL) at Mississippi State University, has begun what will be the most accurate population survey in the history of African lion research. Researchers have recently completed the initial stages of   field work in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. The Tanzania Lion …

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 …