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 using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to assess the habitat and food availability to argali.  Researchers are looking at the different types of vegetation and their …

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 population trend data that has been able to show that the Marco Polo argali population is stable in Tajikistan. The second phase of the project …

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. A description of the items are below. Alaska Range Caribou Tag (Bid Here!) SCI Foundation is partnering with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game …

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 Pamir Mountains and continue monitoring sheep over several years to understand population trends. The survey was made a high priority when Tajikistan canceled wild sheep …

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 the history of wild sheep hunting, Marco Polo’s argali is unique for it was considered a mythical creature and one the greatest mysteries in the …