Jul 11, 2012, 1:01 AM EDT
By Bill Miller
For all the “bad” news we hear as hunters and the constant pressure we face from those who are agin’ us, when there’s good news, we need to share and recognize it, too. Well, once again the Safari Club International Foundation has made some big, good news!
In just the first six months of 2012 SCI Foundation has contributed more than half a million dollars to worldwide wildlife conservation projects. Here is a big tip of the hat to SCI Foundation for continuing to put your money where our hearts are at, and for making “good news” in the world of hunting and wildlife conservation. This once again proves that hunters are the first and foremost conservationists.
SCI Foundation strategically focuses funding towards research and management of large predators and their prey, including game species, principally throughout North America, Asia, and Southern Africa.
North American Projects included donation of $350,000 to fund multiple predator/prey projects in the U.S. and Canada. Conservation projects include Predator/Prey studies observing rates of white-tailed deer fawn survival in Michigan and Wisconsin, elk survival in Montana, and caribou survival in Newfoundland. The results of these projects will help properly manage both predators and prey in systems where both exist. Donations were also made to wildlife population research and enhancement programs including mule deer in the Eastern Mojave Desert, brown bears on Kodiak Island, black bears in Missouri, and moose in Alaska, among others.
The most recent project is a partnership with Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Kenai Moose Project. SCI Foundation donated $20,000 to learn productivity and seasonal mortality of moose.
Learn more about SCI Foundations funding of equally important conservation efforts in Africa.
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