SCI Foundation Conservation Highlights

Since 2000, SCI Foundation has funded over 80 wildlife conservation projects in 27 countries. From white-tailed deer in your own backyard to African lions on the Serengeti plains, our research provides the the most accurate science to conserve species, improve habitat and support sustainable use management. To find out more, read our new Conservation Highlights HERE. This Conservation Highlights …

CITES Issue: Wood Bison

SCI and SCI Foundation (collectively Safari Club) are addressing several of the key issues surrounding the upcoming 2017 CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP17) this fall in Johannesburg, South Africa, in an ongoing “CITES Issues” blog series. This week’s article focuses on a positive proposal on a species that also highlights our successful wildlife conservation …

SCI Foundation in the Field Helping Species Recovery

SCI Foundation’s experienced conservation staff members were in the field this month working with our partner biologists. In an ongoing research phase for the Missouri Black Bear Project, SCI Foundation staff assisted the Missouri Department of Conservation in a weeklong black bear capture session. Multiple bears were successfully captured and released after researchers recorded a …

Study Continues after Successful Bighorn Reintroduction in Arizona

As part of a four year ongoing study, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is continuing to monitor the Santa Catalina sheep population. AZGFD released an additional 29 desert bighorn sheep in November 2015, bringing the total number of bighorns released in the Santa Catalina Mountain range to 90 since 2013. Nearly all of …

North Carolina Proposes Opening Elk Hunt

In 2001, an experimental herd of 25 elk was reintroduced to the state of North Carolina. Now, after 15 years of special protection, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is hoping to remove the species from the state’s list of protected species and allow the possibility of opening an elk-hunting season in the future. …

SCI Foundation Conservation Committee Members View Reintroduced Sheep in Santa Catalina Mountains

  In November 2013, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) began reintroducing desert bighorn sheep in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson. If successful, this effort would mark the sixth mountain range in which the Arizona Game and Fish Department has established a naturally reproducing population of bighorn. SCI Foundation is a proud partner …