Category Archives: Conservation

Desert Bighorn Sheep Capture and Relocation

At one time, there were only about 500 desert bighorn sheep in Arizona. Today, thanks to Arizona Game & Fish’s (AZGFD) capture and relocation efforts, there are more than 5,000. Here, SCI’s Marc Watts discusses with AZGFD’s Raul Vega how the Department determines source populations, where to relocate sheep, how they are captured and the precautions taken to make sure Arizona’s iconic sheep population remains healthy and growing.

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An Open letter from the President of the African Professional Hunters’ Association

Editor’s Note: Jason Roussos, President of the African Professional Hunters’ Association, responds to the outcry and outrage from the rabid anti-hunting organizations regarding hunting in Africa and the need for scientific management programs to preserve species. Continue reading An Open letter from the President of the African Professional Hunters’ Association

Michigan DNR Awards $100,000 In Upper Peninsula Deer Habitat Improvement Grants

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grant funding to a dozen entities for projects in the Upper Peninsula. Continue reading Michigan DNR Awards $100,000 In Upper Peninsula Deer Habitat Improvement Grants

Project Jaguar — Paraguay

Wildlife biologist Rocky McBride explains “Project Jaguar,” an effort to study jaguars in Paraguay, to the International Wildlife Conservation Council Sept. 2018. He discusses how to identify “problem” jaguars and relocate them instead of having ranchers kill them, and how to put value on problem jaguars.