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.
Last week, CBS News Originals aired a segment titled “Trophy Hunting: Killing or Conservation” featuring a number of hunters and wildlife conservancy managers who detail the crucial role hunters and hunting revenue play in funding antipoaching efforts, conserving land for wildlife and managing animal po
SCI's Marc Watts conducts a conservation conversation with Botwana's leading wildlife and elephant expert. They discuss habitat, elephant population and the role hunting plays in managing wildlife. This interview was conducted in Washington D.C., prior to Mr. Mbaiwa's presentation which he made to the International Wildlife Conservation Council, an advisory body to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, in September 2018.
SCI's Marc Watts conducts a conservation conversation with Zimbabwe's leading ecologist and wildlife expert Rose Chikerema. They discuss wildlife, the country's successful conservation practices and the role hunters play in preserving survivability of species. This interview was conducted in Washington D.C., prior to Ms. Chikerema's presentation which she made to the International Wildlife Conservation Council, an advisory body to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, in September 2018.
SCI's Marc Watts conducts a conservation conversation with Tanzania's leading wildlife expert, Imani Richard Nkuwi. Mr. Nkuwi, a Director of TAWA, discusses with Watts how the 2014 importation ban on Tanzania lion and elephant trophies into the U.S. has impacted his country, its wildlife populations, the ability for communities to sustain a livelihood and poaching. The Tanzania government is asking the U.S. to lift the ban. This revealing interview was conducted in Washington D.C. following Mr.
Paul Zyambo, Zambia’s Director of National Parks and Wildlife, explains why it is important to conserve wildlife and how human/wildlife conflicts can be managed for the betterment of African communities.
Safari Club International supports legal, regulated trophy hunting and condemns criminal poaching of wildlife.
Hunting and poaching are not the same. One is good for wildlife and the other is bad.
Yet there seems to be confusion in the media about the difference between legal hunting and illegal poaching – the two terms, when used interchangeably, are used improperly.
SCI's Marc Watts conducts the latest in his series of conservation conversations with Namibia's leading wildlife expert Maxi Pia Louise. They discuss the community's role in preserving animal populations, anti-poaching and why Namibia's unique approaches to conserving wildlife are making a difference. Video footage Courtesy of NACSO.org, Wilderness Safaris, Emaneul Kapp Productions, & Schoenfield Safaris via NACSO.org.
The Bureau of Land Management announced the release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and proposed amendments regarding greater sage grouse conservation in several Western states.
Many have heard of the North American Conservation Model and how well it has worked in preserving and increasing many species of wild game in North America. But did you know that 80 percent of the dollars that go into wildlife conservation in North America comes from various taxes on the sale of hunting, shooting and fishing related items?