Illegal Poaching Puts Giraffes At Risk In Africa


Giraffes are among wildlife species adversely affected by increased illegal poaching in Botswana. This follows the banning of legal hunting there several years ago.

The information was included recently during a presentation to the International Wildlife Conservation Council by Joseph Mbaiwa, Professor, Tourism Studies, Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana. More details were included in Prof. Mbaiwa’s written report that was published a peer-reviewed journal, the South African Geographical Journal.

Send Comments Immediately About Water Developments In Mohave National Preserve


Mojave National Preserve wildlife needs help as feds want to reduce the number of man-made water developments in the desert.

Take action now! Comments are due by midnight, April 19, 2018.

The National Park Service (NPS) wants to adopt a plan for the Mojave National Preserve that will reduce the number of man-made water developments available for all desert wildlife, including ones that can be hunted on in the Preserve.

South Africa Hunting Update


Following a recent vote in the South Africa Parliament involving expropriation of land, SCI members have asked how this might affect current or future plans for safaris.
SCI advises members who have arranged for safaris in South Africa to keep in close contact with their outfitters, who are in the best position to advise.
Regardless of the final outcome, this process requires a series of official steps and is likely to take time.  SCI will keep everyone advised as the matter develops.

Call to Arms! Support Secretary Zinke & the FWS Decision to Import Elephant Trophies from Zambia & Zimbabwe


Use SCI’s Action Center to contact President Trump and Secretary of the Interior Zinke now and tell them how much you appreciate the efforts of the Fish & Wildlife Service to remove barriers to sustainable use conservation for African wildlife. 

Tanzania Official Announces Changes Involving Hunting Permits In That Country


Hamisi Kigwangalla, Tanzania Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, called for more transparency Sunday when he revoked permits that had been issued to hunting companies.

“Acting on authority bestowed on me, I am officially revoking all permits given to tourist hunting companies this year,” he was quoted as saying Sunday in an article published by News Ghana. “Issuing the hunting permits through auction makes the exercise more transparent.”

SCI Supports Hunting As Part Of Lion Conservation


ri Club International notes the recent media reports on the hunting of a lion in Zimbabwe.

Although we are still awaiting information on this subject, it is our current understanding that this lion was taken in accordance with Zimbabwe law.

Lion hunting and the hunting of other African wildlife, when carried out legally and sustainably, provide an important wildlife management and conservation tool to the range countries responsible for those animal populations.