Weekly Update: Ya Ha Tinda Elk Project

The Ya Ha Tinda Elk Project is a fourteen year, ongoing research initiative on the elk population of the Ya Ha Tinda (YHT) ecosystem in Alberta. Once one of the largest migratory elk populations in Canada, the YHT herd has experienced significant declines since the mid-1990s. In 2013, SCI Foundation partnered with the University of …

Studies Show Relationship between Wolves and Minnesota Moose Population Decline

For nearly a decade, wildlife managers have seen a decrease in moose populations across their range in the lower 48 states. Minnesota's population is no exception. They have calculated a sharp drop from about 8,000 moose in 2005 to 4,300 in 2014. Biologists have attributed the decline to a variety of factors including climate change, …

Issue of the Week: Defining a Species

Researchers from the University of New South Wales recently determined that dingoes are not just dogs but should be their own distinct species. The study used museum specimens from more than a century ago that show physical distinctions between a dog and a dingo. But, is that really enough to define them as a separate …

Hunter Legacy Fund 100: Emerging Leader in International Conservation Funding

During the past six months the Hunter Legacy Fund 100 (HLF) contributed over $450,000 to conservation projects around the globe.  It started on Saturday night at the 41st Annual SCI Hunters’ Convention in Reno, the HLF made a $250,000 contribution to the “Fighting for Lions” campaign.  The “Fighting for Lions” campaign will focus on keeping …