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 SCI Italian Chapters 29th Annual Convention will take place at the Royal Hotel Carlton in Bologna on May 23-25 2014.
The city of Bologna was chosen for its historical and cultural heritage, and for its strategic location to travel and accommodation. The Royal Hotel Carlton is one of Bologna’s finest hotels, and is located in the city just a short walk from the railway station and Piazza Maggiore.
Take the time to discover Bologna’s charming and captivating arcades, squares and market stalls.
There will be numerous exhibitors at the convention from Italy and abroad.
There is also a special art exhibit at the same time as the convention.
“GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING – The myth of the Golden Age -From Vermeer to Rembrandt”. This exhibition is unique in that it is on display in Bologna due to the temporary closure of the Mauritshuis, one of the world’s truly great museums, located in the Hague in the Netherlands.
The Mauritshuis is a treasure trove of masterpieces that focus on the Golden Age of 17th-century Dutch painting, featuring Vermeer and Rembrandt works, Bologna is fortunate to be one stop of this highly select world tour for these paintings, focused on the masterpiece, Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring.
This painting is generally acknowledged to be the most celebrated and admired work after Mona Lisa.
During its 26th Gala Dinner and Convention the SCI Italian Chapter also gave the “SCI Italian Chapter Award,” a gorgeous silver lion, to the “Hunter of the Year 2012,” Prince Saeedullah Khan, fifth from left, who is shown surrounded by previous winners present during the Gala Dinner ceremony.