Hunters As Conservationists
SCI Foundation is working to inform the public and policy makers about on-the-ground wildlife initiatives occurring in Africa. We are committed to science-based conservation and will continue our efforts to ensure effective management planning for the future

The Conservation Equation in Africa

SCI Foundation has commissioned a report, produced by Southwick Associates, on the economic contribution of hunting in Sub-Saharan Africa. This report investigates the extent of hunters' annual spending and the resulting economic contributions within an eight-country study area from 2012 to 2014. Results show that hunting contributes $426 million to the GDP of these African economies every year, hunters directly spend $326 million annually, and the industry supports over 53,400 jobs.

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Hunting Essential In Africa

SCI Foundation sent letters in 2011 and 2013 to Director of USFWS, Dan Ashe, listing the effects an endangered status would have on African communities and expressing that listing of the African lion is not warranted.

2011 AWCF Letter To Interior
2013 AWCF Letter To Interior

Anti-Poaching Efforts

The indiscriminate poaching of wildlife species is a crime around the world. Too often the name of "hunter" is attached to the abhorrent acts of poaching.

Human-lion Conflict

Wildlife Damage Management (WDM) is the process of using various tools and techniques to alleviate Human-Wildlife Conflicts. Through WDM, individual animals causing damage to crops, depredating livestock, serving as disease vectors or threatening human health and safety may be appropriately managed.

Positive Effects of Hunting

See how hunting plays a role in the financial support of local communities.
Conservation Equation: Facts & Figures
Economic Contributions of Hunting-Related Tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa
The Conservation Equation View or download the PDF report
Lion Status Report: Mozambique View the report on the conservation status of the lion in Mozambique
Lion Status Report: Malawi View the report on the conservation status of the lion in Malawi
Lion Status Report: Tanzania View the report on the conservation status of the lion in Tanzania

Economic Contributions of Hunting-Related Tourism in East Africa

The Conservation Equation


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