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NAPHA Newsletter, 26 October 2018
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26 October 2018

1. Nature Conservation Board Inauguration
2. Incubator for Nature Conservation (INC) Consultancy
3. NAPHA Top Ten Listing
4. Trophy Hunting in Africa
5. Dismiss Environment Minister Khama 
6. Krieghoff PH Day 2019
7. Namibia's Secret Treasures
8. Air Namibia resumes its Operation to Zimbabwe

Nature Conservation Board

Inauguration: 24 October 2018 (Source: Facebook)

On Wednesday, 24 October, the Honorable Minister Pohamba Shifeta Inaugurated the first ever Nature Conservation Board as provided for in the Nature Conservation Ordinance No 4 of 1975. The new Board represents the wildlife sector and is aimed at fostering an operational partnership between the Minister and the wildlife sector on a national level.

As a country, we have challenges and opportunities in the conservation sector, therefore, this Board will play a critical advisory role to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism on how to deal with such challenges, opportunities and benefits.

The new Nature Conservation Board members are:
1. Dr. Malan Lindeque, as Chairperson
2. Dr. Caroline !Garus-Oas, as Deputy Chairperson
3. Mr. Benedict Libanda
4. Ms. Patricia Skyer
5. Dr. Michael Humavindu
6. Ms. Danene van der Westhuyzen
7. Dr. Selma Mekondjo Wardine Lendelvo
8. Ms. Elzanne Erasmus
9. Mr. Uda Nakhamela
10. Dr. Solomon Amandhila
11. Dr. Chris Brown

Incubator for Nature Conservation (INC) Consultancy

Source: Namibian Chamber of Environment

IUCN
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership organization comprised exclusively of government and civil society organizations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that allow human progress, economic development and nature conservation to develop together. Created in 1948, IUCN has become the largest and most diverse environmental network in the world. It provides the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 member organizations and the contribution of some 10,000 experts. IUCN is the world authority on the state of the natural world and the necessary measures to safeguard it. Our experts are organized into six commissions dedicated to the survival of species, environmental laws, protected areas, social and economic policies, ecosystem management and education and communication.

INC
Managers of protected areas can benefit from the experience and expertise of commercial and financial managers. Protected areas require sufficient income to pay for development, governance, legal and operational expenses, always with a view to ensuring the conservation of biodiversity and important cultural values. Similar to many businesses, protected areas often need help to obtain sufficient funding to carry out their operations, and plan, implement and manage financial systems. However, they generally lack the financial expertise necessary to carry out these essential tasks. IUCN will provide this assistance to the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape Association (GSNLA), a non-governmental organization in Namibia, through its financial incubator initiative (INC). [Read More]

NAPHA Top Ten Listing 

The NAPHA Executive Committee revisited the NAPHA Top Ten inclusions, as well as its Medal-sale criteria. All species hunted by NAPHA members will be considered for inclusion into the NAPHA Top Ten Listing and will be classified according to the proposed new Wildlife Bill categories (eg. protected, specially protected, exotic species, etc.).
Medals will be awarded to a medal applicant, subject to a completed medal application received by the NAPHA Office. All medal certificates will also clearly indicate the category as mentioned above.
The Medal Application document can be downloaded here.

A medal and certificate will keep the Namibian experience alive.

Trophy Hunting in Africa

Dr Rosey Cooney - Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group

Please participate in this survey and make our Conservation Hunting voice heard.

As part of a collaborative African-European-Australian research programme on trophy hunting in Africa, a group of ecologists, social scientists and policy-makers have developed a 12-question survey that attempts to explore differences in social attitudes toward hunting, and alternative funding sources. The survey pertains to large dangerous game, such as cape buffalo. It is anonymous, will take less than 2 minutes of your time - and you can withdraw at anytime. Human ethics clearance has been obtained (ref, 18/NSP/072), and the contact details of leading researchers are available on the survey page. 

This 12 question survey is part of an international research programme that explores the role of big-game hunting in wildlife conservation in Africa. Regulated hunting can contribute to the conservation effort in Africa, and our survey seeks to determine public opinion on the matter. The survey pertains to large game, viz. animals such as elephant, lion and buffalo.

The work is led by scientists based at Liverpool John Moores University (UK), the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), the University of Göttingen (Germany) and the IUCN. Human ethics clearance through LJMU Research Ethics Committee (18/NSP/072). Questions and/or concerns can be forwarded to Dr Lochran Traill (e-mail l.w.traill@ljmu.ac.uk). Further information on the research programme, and proposed papers can be requested from Dr Traill.

Dismiss Environment Minister Khama for Favouring Animal Rights Groups over Botswana Government's Wildlife Policies

An Open Letter to Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisis (Source: SundayStandard.info)

 

Dear President Masisi,


I applaud your decision to rejoin the pro-hunting and pro-ivory trade governments of the SADC region, restoring Botswana to the only course that will support sound conservation policies and save its elephants from poaching.

Perhaps the reason why the world does not know of your position in these two areas is that your Minister of Environment and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama, has failed to support your pro-sustainable use policies. That would seem reason enough to fire him. An American public policy expert has said that Khama is the obstacle that stands in the way of implementing your resolve to resume elephant hunting and support of the ivory trade.
Tshekedi Khama, in league with his brother and former president, Ian, allowed the country to be captured by animal rights groups. What was their reward for this extraordinary decision other than support for their upmarket tourism enterprises to such prime destinations as Kavango Delta, Chobe, Maun and other places? We don’t know, but we guess it was lucrative to the Khama family.


Many people including you, Mr President, might be wondering how a country long-known for its popular elephant hunting industry and for its support of the ivory trade got captured by animal rights groups as well as big foreign tourism operations?
Top officials in conservation circles in Botswana and those from SADC countries say that your predecessor adopted positions maintained by Western animal rights groups after those groups made him look like he was Africa’s ‘best-performing leader’ in environmental management matters and especially on elephant issues. [Read More]

Krieghoff PH Day 2019

 

Namibia's Secret Treasures

     

Air Namibia resumes its Operation to Zimbabwe

Air Namibia wishes to inform the public that the Namibian national airline will resume its flights to Harare and Victoria Falls on Sunday, 28 October 2018. The days of operation remain unchanged: Windhoek to Harare is operated on: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, whereas the Windhoek – Victoria Falls is operated on: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The flights to Livingstone will operate until Saturday, 27 October 2018.

This announcement follows a Zimbabwe High Court judgement granting the lifting of the attachment of Air Namibia property or aircraft in Zimbabwe in the ongoing case between the Air Namibia and a Zimbabwean family. [Read More]
 
Reliable Austrian citizen, former owner of a forestry with own hunting district is seeking a position for intermediate management on a hunting or guest farm in Namibia for a period of 2-4 months.
Food and accommodation expected, no salary required.
Please call +43 664 1808987 or e-mail evaprader@gmail.com
 

The ZX5 riflescopes with an illuminated reticle are suitable for hunting even in deep twilight conditions and enable the user to concentrate faster on the target as well as reliably gain an overview for that decisive moment.
The large field of view enables quick aiming and a reliable target acquisition. A smooth power adjustment and an easy-to-adjust rubber-armored eyepiece enable quick focusing on the subject in view. The extended eye relief of 100 mm is extremely beneficial to users wearing eyeglasses and when using larger calibers. The inner components of the ZX5 Line models are protected by an exceptionally shock-resistant body made of special anodized aluminum that is commonly used in general aviation applications. Purged with argon gas, fogging and corrosion on the inside of the riflescope is effectively prevented. [Read more] 
Specialized in Shipping of Hunting Trophies
 
Namibia Safari Services offers the following expert services:
  • Export formalities with wildlife authorities and state veterinary services 
  • Shipping by airfreight / ocean freight or airmail with binding freight rates
  • Special services i.e. import permit applications for specially protected/controlled game products
  • Personal and professional trophy handling and worldwide shipping
  • Collection of trophies from hunting ranches &local taxidermists
  • Unworked trophy treatment in accordance with the EU import regulations no. 142/2001 via special arrangement with SMART DIP NAMIBIA, Windhoek
  • Individually tailored and personalized shipping cost calculations and comparisons ensure most competitive routings and rates
  • Excellent working relations established over the past 25 years with all relevant Namibian governmental agencies:
    • MET - Wildlife Resource Management Authority
    • MAWF - Veterinary Services
    • MDF - Customs and Excise
Thank you Namibia Safari Services and Smart Dip Namibia, for your continued support towards NAPHA.

Namibia Professional Hunting Association
(NAPHA)

 
PO Box: 11291
Windhoek
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Danene van der Westhuyzen, President, president@napha.com.na
Tanja Dahl, Chief Executive Officer, ceo@napha.com.na
Nicole Schwandt, Executive Assistant, napha@napha.com.na
Delin Rooinasie, Secretary, info@napha.com.na
Christel Zeilinger, Administrative Assistant, office@napha.com.na
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