SCI President-Elect Joins CIC U.S. Delegation
WASHINGTON, DC - Safari Club International (SCI) President-elect Paul Babaz has been named to the board of directors for the International Council for Game & Wildlife Conservation (CIC) as part of the U.S. Delegation.
CIC is a globally respected hunter-conservation organization dedicated to promoting sustainable hunting to conserve wildlife and wild lands, support communities, and preserve our hunting heritage across the globe. CIC’s unique membership structure includes nation states, corporations, and individuals. The U.S. Delegation of the CIC is a 501(c)(3) organization with an independent board and officers and is an affiliate of the International CIC based in Budapest, Hungary.
SCI is one of the largest international organizations to support and promote conservation and our hunting heritage. President-elect Babaz looks forward to leveraging the strength of SCI’s membership in his new role advocating for hunters as part of the U.S. Delegation of the CIC.
“The overall contribution of hunting tourism in eight African nations is an estimated $426 million annually. More than 18,000 hunter tourists visit Africa every year. SCI and CIC are committed to work with all public and private stakeholders to improve and preserve hunting as a wildlife management tool in Africa and across the globe,” Babaz stated.
Rick Capozza, President of the U.S. Delegation of the CIC remarked, “American hunters and hunting conservation organizations do the most to sustain hunting based wildlife management systems in several African and other overseas nations. A collective voice of U.S. hunters and hunting organizations can be a powerful force for sustainable wildlife use around the globe. The U.S. Delegation of the CIC is dedicated to facilitate and promote the collective voice of American hunters globally.”
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Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit www.safariclub.org or call (202) 543-8733 for more information.