First For Wildlife

Promoting conservation, outdoor education, and humanitarian programs worldwide.

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

CITES Issue: Eastern and Western Tur

The CITES 17th Conference of the Parties is only two weeks away. SCI and SCI Foundation (collectively Safari Club) will be travelling to South Africa this month to represent the … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Community-Based Hunting Programs are Driving Force for Markhor Recovery in Pakistan

Deep in the tribal territories of northern Pakistan, a group of village elders meets with bearded foreigners carrying rifles. They discuss recent conflicts in the region while looking at topographic … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Conservation Equation in Africa

Read more on First for Wildlife here or visit our website for more information. Twice a week, SCI Foundation informs readers about conservation initiatives happening worldwide and updates them on … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hunting Tourism Contributes $426 Million to African Economy

Washington, DC – Results from a newly published study show that the overall contribution of hunting tourism in eight African nations is an estimated $426 million annually. More than 18,000 … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

SCI Foundation Attends NAFWS Conference

Staff from the SCI Foundation’s Conservation program attended the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society’s (NAFWS) 34th annual conference last week in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The meeting was hosted by … Continue reading

May 24, 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

A Song of Ivory and Fire: Why destruction of ivory stockpiles might not be a good idea

As Kenya prepares to destroy its entire wildlife products stockpile–an estimated 100 or more tons of elephant ivory, rhino horn and parts from other species–at the end of April, some … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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