First For Wildlife

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Working Ranches Keep Habitat Intact for Greater Sage-Grouse

Arid prairie lands in the western United States are filled with sagebrush wildlife, but changes to this wide-open landscape have led to losses in migratory songbirds and greater sage-grouse populations. … Continue reading

March 7, 2017

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

Grizzly Bears and the Whitebark Pine

In March, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officially proposed to delist the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear population from the Endangered Species Act (ESA), for the second … Continue reading

June 7, 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

Water Key for Tanzania’s Hippos and Ruaha Ecosystem

On Tuesday people around the globe celebrated World Water Day – a day designated by the United Nations as an opportunity to reflect on the importance of water to the … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

World Water Day March 22

Today, March 22, is World Water Day! Water, and the planet’s hydrological cycle, shapes entire ecosystems and is essential for all life on Earth. The 2016 UN World Water Day’s … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

SCI Chapter Anti-Poaching Projects

SCI is built on a network of regional chapters that work to further SCI Foundation’s mission. SCI chapters often partner with state or provincial agencies to sponsor on the ground … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Human Population Growth: The Issue Conservationists Aren’t Talking About

Human population continues to grow at the expense of nature. Humans are now the driving force in species extinction. Long-term wildlife conservation cannot be addressed without first considering the perspective … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update: The South Rockies Grizzly Project

The South Rockies Grizzly Project in British Columbia seeks to research “bottom- up” effects on bears, such as habitat or prey availability, as well as “top-down” effects like hunting and … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

CITES Animals Committee a Success for Science-Based Conservation

The 28th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee was held in September, attended by representatives of SCI Foundation and SCI. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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