Safari Club International

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Safari Club International (SCI) is a U.S. based organisation with a membership of trophy hunters. Safari Club members aspire to collect the heads or skins of big game animals.

Documents Contained at the Anti-Environmental Archives
Documents written by or referencing this person or organization are contained in the Anti-Environmental Archive, launched by Greenpeace on Earth Day, 2015. The archive contains 3,500 documents, some 27,000 pages, covering 350 organizations and individuals. The current archive includes mainly documents collected in the late 1980s through the early 2000s by The Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research (CLEAR), an organization that tracked the rise of the so called "Wise Use" movement in the 1990s during the Clinton presidency. Access the index to the Anti-Environmental Archives here.

SCI and the Republicans

In an article on the Humane Society website a consultant to the Humane Society, Michael Satchell, writes "the club contributes large sums to mostly Republican candidates and, not surprisingly, has been able to ingratiate itself with various administrations, most notably the Bush Administration, and with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)."

"With the help of friendly members of Congress and officials in USFWS, SCI has consistently attempted to navigate around the intent of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and import once-banned trophies of endangered and threatened wildlife. Sometimes, the club has succeeded, sometimes not," he wrote. [1]

On March 17, 2005 the second Bush administration appointed Matthew J. Hogan, the former chief lobbyist for Safari Club International, as the Acting Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service.


Accessed June 2009: [1]

Contact details

4800 West Gates Pass Road
Tucson, Arizona 85745-9490
Main Phone: (520) 620-1220
Fax: (520) 622-1205

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  1. Directors, Safari Club International, accessed June 26, 2009.