Washington, DC – (AmmoLand.com) Joseph Hosmer, President, Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation), announced today that Safari Club International Foundation facilitated the 14th meeting of the African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) hosted by South Africa in Limpopo Province from 9-13 November. The forum introduced wide-ranging perspectives of wildlife professionals focused on Africa’s highest priority conservation issues.
Government officials, non-governmental conservation organizations and a diverse group of wildlife stakeholders from thirteen countries participated in the four-day conference. The hunting community was well represented by heads of Professional Hunting Associations, who have provided crucial perspectives on the management of hunting to the participating governments since the first AWCF in 2001.
“We strongly believe a cooperative approach to conservation is key to ensure wise decisions are made in wildlife management and policy,” said SCI Foundation President Joseph Hosmer. “The AWCF not only provides a unique opportunity for wildlife professionals to deliberate on conservation issues, it presents new scientific information to the officials who are managing Africa’s wildlife.”
Major outcomes of the 14th AWCF include reviews of government anti-poaching programs, the identification of new resources that can be applied to fight poaching, the development of new science on carnivore population dynamics, a new …Read the Rest