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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

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 … Continue reading

July 28, 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

2015 Conservation Success Stories

2015 has been a challenging year for conservation. That’s why SCI Foundation would like to highlight some of our success stories and thank you for helping to make them possible … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Positive Enhancement Finding for Argali in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Mongolia

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently found that the importation of argali sheep hunted in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Mongolia in 2015 would enhance the survival of the species … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update: Tajikistan Sheep Project Publishes New Paper

In 2010, SCI Foundation partnered with the Tajikistan government to begin monitoring the Marco Polo argali (wild sheep) population in the Pamir Mountains. The second phase of the project involves … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update: Argali Sheep Population Abundant in Tajikistan

In 2010, SCI Foundation partnered with the Tajikistan government to begin monitoring the Marco Polo argali (sheep) population in the Pamir Mountains.   Monitoring of argali over several years has provided … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Don’t Miss SCI Foundation’s Holiday Auction!!

This holiday season SCI Foundation will be auctioning off two hunting opportunities with proceeds going toward conservation efforts. The auction will be held online from December 18th through January 4th. … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update: Marco Polo Sheep Project Begins Phase Two

In the summer of 2010, SCI Foundation initiated a Marco Polo Sheep Project in Tajikistan.  We partnered with the Tajikistan government to complete a wild sheep population survey in the … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tajikistan Marco Polo Sheep Project Report

Photo courtesy of Bryan Martin By: Raul Valdez Few big game animals have had as much fame among the hunting fraternity as has the Marco Polo sheep or argali.  In … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

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