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NAPHA Newsletter, 21 September 2018
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In this edition


1. Conservation Hunting and Conservancy Governance Workshop
    - An overview of trophy hunting
    - Trophy quality on selected species
3. Overtourism
4. New Habitat Sponsor: Krieghoff
5. Measuring of Trophies for listing in the Top Ten
6. Minox BV 10x44 Binoculars

Conservation Hunting and Conservancy Governance Workshop 

Ministry of Environment and Tourism Workshop: 18-20 September 2018 

The Ministry announced this workshop last week, inviting a NAPHA representative to attend. Tanja attended this meeting, and herewith shares some of the presentations and discussions.

Kindly note that this is privileged information, exclusive to NAPHA Members.

An overview of trophy hunting

Source: Ministry of Environment and Tourism (Vaino Shigwedha)

The presentation "An overview of trophy hunting" was given by Mr Vaino Shigwedha, MET Senior Conservation Scientist, providing statistics on hunting over the last seven years.

Trophy Quality on selected species

Source: Ministry of Environment and Tourism (Fillemon Iifo)

Trophy quality on selected species: Leopard:
"On average, 142 leopards were hunted in Namibia between 2004 and 2017, representing 56% annual quota uptake. Prior to 2008, there was a strong increase in number of leopards hunts, with the optimum of the allocated quota of 250 reached in 2008."  See the full presentation here.

We herewith wish to point out the importance of participating in the current National Leopard Census. Should you not have done so, please complete the survey and return to

Trophy quality on selected species: Elephant:
"Elephant is one of the game species whose trophy quality was reported to have declined. African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is one of the most common trophy-hunted species in Namibia." See the full presentation here.


19 September 2018

The Federation of Namibian Tourism Associations (FENATA) hosted its AGM on Wednesday, 19 September at the Gondwana Shebeen, located at the Windhoek Show Grounds. A good turn-out of FENATA members could be registered.

We hereby include the Chairman's Report. This information is exclusively for NAPHA Members.

"It is no secret that Namibia is currently experiencing substantial economic problems and many industries are downscaling and retrenching employees. Tourism is one of the very few economic sectors that is at the moment fairly unaffected by the economic downturn and at the same time promises substantial socio-economic benefits for Namibia in the future.
For this very 
reason many parts of government are looking towards tourism in the hopes of a general and quick improvement of the national unemployment statistic and general societal upliftment. Tourism is very much in the spotlight, which is generally a good thing.
One of the key challenges is the general lack of understanding of what makes tourism work and thrive and therefore often regulatory plans might be noble in intend but could have potentially devastating effects on the tourism industry.
It is 
therefore becoming ever more important that the tourism industry is represented on various levels of administration and society. Tourism associations and ultimately FENATA as umbrella association and recognized voice of the tourism industry play a vital role in this." [read the full Chairman's Report here]


Source: Namibia Chamber of Environment

The concept of “Overtourism” may be unfamiliar to us in Namibia, but it is something that many people in the world have to content with every day. Venice, for example, has over 60,000 visitors per day, which is more than the number of residents in the core city. That is overtourism. This video put out by the WTO explains the concept and provides food for thought:

Tourist arrivals world-wide increased by 137% between 1995 and 2016 (524 million to 1.24 billion visitors), by 212% over the same period in sub-Saharan Africa (12.9 million to 40.48 million) and 440% in Namibia over this period (0.27 million to 1.5 million). While our overall number of tourists is still relatively low given the size of the country, I would suggest that there are some areas where overtourism already occurs.

There are different ways of dealing with potential overtourism. The most simplistic is to limit tourist numbers. Sometimes this is necessary. However, in a country as big and diverse as Namibia, there are usually other, better options. Improved local management and development of appropriate infrastructure can make a huge difference to people’s sense of crowding as well as to reducing the environmental impacts of tourism. And appropriate planning and destination development can spread tourism numbers across the landscape. 
Currently Namibia has no specific national spatial plan to guide and manage its tourism development. We have no plan to protect sensitive areas, to improve the management of potential overtourism and to guide the appropriate development of new destinations. Tourism planning is something that is best done well ahead of a potential overtourism situation, because overtourism destroys the very attributes that sells the tourism. This is particularly pertinent in the case of Namibia’s brand of tourism which is based on open landscapes, wildlife and a sense of place.

New Habitat Sponsor: Krieghoff

We are proud to welcome Krieghoff as our newest NAPHA Habitat Sponsor.
Krieghoff has been an avid NAPHA supporter over many years and continuously supports in cash and kind and has once again pledged to support NAPHA with a Krieghoff Rifle (375 Classic Double rifle) for the AGM Auction.

Please join us for the Krieghoff Fun Shoot to be held on Monday, 26 November 2018 - pre-AGM. Registration is essential.

Measuring of Trophies for listing in the Top 10


How To Measure Your Trophies
When it comes to measuring trophy size, there are primarily two well known and recognized organizations that each have their own methods of measuring trophies. Both the Safari Club International (SCI) and the Roland Ward (RW) catalog and register trophy entries into their own record books.

You will find links below for both the Safari Club International and Roland Ward trophy measurement methods should you be interested in learning the techniques to measure your own trophies.
Safari Club International (SCI) Methods of Measurement for the Record Book of Trophy Animals
Here are a few guidelines to submit an entry to the SCI Record Book of Trophy Animals.
  • Hunter must be a member of Safari Club International
  • For most trophies, no waiting or drying period from time of kill before measurement to be taken. Top 10 trophies require a 60 day waiting or drying period before measurement to be taken (no maximum period) from time of kill
  • Measurement completed by official SCI measurer (top 10 trophies require measurement to be taken by a official SCI master measurer and must include a photograph)
  • Entry form sent to Safari Club International including photograph(s)
  • Entry accepted by Safari Club International
  • Certificate sent to owner
  • Trophy added to the next edition of the SCI Record Book of Trophy Animals
For information on Safari Club International trophy measurement methods should you be interested in learning the techniques to measure your own trophies, click here or select any of the links below.

Safari Club International Online Record Book
Safari Club International Record Book Top Ten & Minimums Listing
Safari Club International Search For Measurer
Safari Club International Methods Of Measurement
Safari Club International How To Submit An Entry To The Record Book
Safari Club International World Hunting Awards

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Danene van der Westhuyzen, President,
Tanja Dahl, Chief Executive Officer,
Nicole Schwandt, Executive Assistant,
Delin Rooinasie, Secretary,
Nikita Greyling, Administrative Assistant,
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