Last year, SCIF began support for the conservation of wild Bukhara urial sheep in southwestern Tajikistan. Urial is a species that is vulnerable itself, threatened by poaching and intensive pressure from livestock grazing, but a community-based model funded by hunting is also proving to benefit other endangered wildlife, including the striped hyena. Continue reading SCIF Community-Based Hunting Program Helps Other Endangered Wildlife in Tajikistan
How Did The Marmolada Ibex Project Begin?
The Alpine ibex colony in Marmolada was started in 1978 with eight individuals from the Gran Paradiso National Park released in the municipality of Pozza di Fassa. In 2004, its numbers exceeded 500 animals, living mostly around the province of Belluno. However, the following winter a sarcoptic mange epidemic, together with particularly severe weather, caused its numbers to decrease dramatically. Continue reading The Marmolada Ibex Project: A 10-Year Assessment – Project funded by the Italian Chapter of the Safari Club International
The first phase of a multi-year research project to reduce the prevalence rate of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) found in the elk population at Wind Cave National Park was recently completed with 14,000 pounds of meat sent to the food bank. CWD is a disease of the nervous system in deer and elk. Continue reading Elk Culling At Wind Cave National Park Sends More Than 14,000 Pounds Of Elk To The South Dakota Food Bank
Around the world, on essentially every continent, there are numerous examples where hunting has directly supported sustainable conservation programs for big game animals. Zimbabwe, a country that has been in recent headlines regarding hunting, has an excellent example of one such highly successful program. Zimbabwe, in Continue reading Hunting is Conservation: The CAMPFIRE Program in Zimbabwe