Huge Victory Keeps Hunters’ Identities Confidential

08/15/2019

On August 15th, a D.C. federal district court agreed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and SCI that Humane Society International (HSI) was not entitled to information about the identity of hunters who imported and exported trophies to and from the U.S.  HSI sued when the FWS refused to disclose the names of importers and exporters of animals between 2002 and 2014 in response to HSI’s Freedom of Information Act requests.  The request involved the identities of over 12,000 importer and exporters.

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Finalized Rules on ESA

08/12/2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the finalization of rules that will change the way the FWS administers the Endangered Species Act.  These rules, announced today, August 9, were first proposed over a year ago on July 25, 2018. They are intended to reduce ambiguities in the Endangered Species Act.  These ambiguities have made it possible for anti-hunting groups to fill the courts with litigation challenges to the delisting of recovered species.

The White House Has Announced The Nomination of Deputy Assistant Secretary For Fish Wildlife and Parks Aurelia Skipwith To Be The Next Director Of United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

07/19/2019

A Department of Interior press release noted that Skipwith currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, “where her team is responsible for ensuring the protection and stewardship of lands and waters within the national park and wildlife refuge systems.”

House Committee Hearing on “CECIL Act” Attacks Hunters and Undermines Conservation Efforts

07/18/2019
US Capitol

Safari Club International vehemently opposes H.R 2245, the “Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act” or “CECIL Act,” which was the subject of a hearing today in the U.S House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.