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From the Field
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April 24th 2014
Yesterday, Safari Club International filed a lawsuit to challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) abrupt and unwarranted bans on the importation of sport-hunted African elephants from Zimbabwe and Tanzania. The FWS issued the importation ban on April 4th without consultation of the nations affected or the hunters impacted.

“SCI acted swiftly to develop this lawsuit to correct the errors in the Service’s importation ban decision as well as the harm that the bans will cause to elephant conservation,” said SCI President Craig Kauffman.  “African elephant hunting is an excellent example of how U.S. hunters can make a powerfully positive contribution to the conservation of a species. Congress and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have repeatedly acknowledged that poachers are the threat to elephant conservation, and that hunters offer...
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April 16th 2014
Pretoria, 16 April 2014 – The decision by the United States Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) to ban the importation of sport-hunted elephant trophies from Tanzania and Zimbabwe will only serve to fuel the poaching of elephants in those two countries, the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) said today.
 
“American hunters contribute about 60% of all revenue generated through hunting in Tanzania and Zimbabwe and a ban on elephant trophy imports could lead to a closure of a number of hunting operators in those countries and a corresponding loss of income for those communities dependent on hunting for their survival,” said Adri Kitshoff, chief executive.
 
“While hunters will still be allowed to hunt elephants in both these countries, they will not be allowed to import their trophies back to America for at least the...
From the Field
Wild Sheep Foundation News
April 16th 2014
Cody, Wyoming, USA. April 16, 2014 – With nearly 70 of the best and brightest convening last week in Richmond, British Columbia, an action plan for Dall’s and Stone’s sheep in Alaska, northern British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon Territory was crafted by attendees at the first-ever, multi-jurisdictional Thinhorn Sheep Summit.   

“With inspiration provided by WSF Past-Chairman and current WSF Conservation Committee Chair Jack Atcheson, Jr. of Butte, MT, combined with organization led by WSF Conservation Director Kevin Hurley, the Wild Sheep Foundation hit a home run last week,” Marc Hansen, WSF Chairman, stated.
 
WSF brought agency managers, outfitters, resident sportsmen and women, First Nations representatives, businesses, and other interested stakeholders together to focus on the current status and...
From the Field
Wild Sheep Foundation News
April 8th 2014
Cody, Wyoming, USA. April 7, 2014 – the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) is pleased to announce that Gray Thornton has agreed to a five-year employment agreement to continue to serve as the Foundation’s President/CEO.
 
“Under Gray’s leadership the Foundation has continued to improve, with each year being better than the previous one,” Marc Hansen, WSF Chairman, stated.  “We are wrapping up a fantastic year; our 2014 convention set several new records including being the most profitable convention in WSF history; our fund raising campaign has exceeded all expectations with over $3,800,000 donated to date; our conservation efforts continue to expand with more than $3,950,000 directed towards mission programs this past year; and even more on-the-ground funding planned for 2014; our youth education and outdoor skills activities continue to...