Saving the Marco Polo Sheep Using NASA Technology and Hunting

“Trophy hunting may be the best economic incentive to initiate wildlife conservation programs in some countries because it affords an immediate income with minimum investment.”  (Lewis and Alpert 1997, Lovelock 2008, IUCN Species Survival Commission 2012). SCI Foundation is proud of our longest running project in Asia, as it goes into its 7th year of …

New Hampshire Moose Research Offers Hope for Species

Imagine you are deep in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire, cold and sore on the hunt for a once in a lifetime opportunity. You hear a crash in the brush and call out with a low pitched grunt. Standing just in front of you is the moose you’ve been waiting for. But peering …

Reducing Human-Grizzly Bear Conflict in British Columbia

The grizzly bear is an iconic Western species that is highly sensitive to habitat fragmentation. Grizzlies were extirpated from most of their range in North America in the 1800’s, and today persist in only the most remote wilderness areas. The grizzly subpopulation in British Columbia is especially important, as it connects bears in the contiguous …

Conservation in the White House

In light of President’s Day, SCI Foundation would like to honor some of America’s greatest President-conservationists. Despite today’s politics, environmental conservation has always been a bipartisan issue. Since the early idea of America, our leaders have recognized the need to conserve and manage this country’s abundant natural resources. The President we owe the most to …

Conservation on the Urban Landscape

When most people think of conservation, it evokes images of remote wilderness. The idea that conservation only takes place in nature untouched by man is not necessarily the case, however, as human populations continue to encroach on wildlife habitat. Urban wildlife research is a newly emerging sector of conservation biology, focusing on densely populated areas …