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NAPHA Newsletter, 14 July 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  1. Problematic Proposal Restricting the importation of Hunting Trophies into the EU
  2. NAPHA AGM 2017
  3. MET Concession Opportunities
  4. Fisheries and the Marine Sector
  5. NAPHA WhatsApp Group(s)
  6. MET Permits for Minors
  7. HUAP Trust: Marble Rhino 

 

Problematic Proposal Restricting the Importation of Hunting Trophies into the EU
Brussels, 27 June 2017
FACE welcomes that a majority of EU Member States rejected a proposal by the German Environment Ministry to introduce severe restrictions on the importation of hunting trophies for non-threatened CITES species into the European Union (Annex B species).
The proposal, which was discussed on the 20-21 June in Brussels by EU Member States’ CITES representatives during closed-door meetings, was not supported due to the obvious lack of scientific evidence. It has become apparent that the proposal was only designed to please the animal rights lobby who petitioned the German Environment Ministry during May 2017. More importantly, contrary to a CITES recommendation adopted in 2016, there was no proper consultation with the affected countries, in particular, the African countries that live with and conserve wildlife on a daily basis.
Speaking in Brussels, FACE Secretary General, Ludwig Willnegger said that: “The entire hunting community in Europe and abroad must continue to combat unjustified restrictions on the importation of hunting trophies, as this topic will be further discussed in the autumn of 2017. This proposal constitutes the purest form of neo-colonialism and paternalism”.

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NAPHA AGM 2017
All NAPHA Members, as well as other interested parties, are hereby notified and invited to the upcoming NAPHA Annual General Meeting, which will take place on 28 November 2017 at the Safari Court Hotels and Conference Centre.
Attendance forms will be distributed shortly.

The Accommodation and Shuttle Rates can be downloaded here.

MET Concession Opportunities
The MET Concession Unit is advertising the below Concession opportunities. 
Bidder registration forms are available as from 17th July 2017 at:
MET Concession Unit
Corner of Robert Mugabe and Dr Kenneth David Kaunda Street,
Windhoek, Namibia

Bidder registration closes: 17h00, 31st July 2017

Tender closes:  17h00, 29th September 2017

For enquiries:
Fabiola Katamila
Mobile: +264 81 2897978
Telephone: +264 61 284 2577
Email: fabiola.katamila@met.gov.na
Fisheries and the Marine Sector
Dear NCE Members,
 
The situation in the marine ecosystem regarding overfishing and fishing impacts have not improved. After the NCE released a Statement on the Pilchard situation, we received a reply from the Office of the Prime Minister to say that the matter has been referred to the Minister of Fisheries & Marine 
Resources, and that we should expect a response from his office. That was more than 3 months ago and no response yet!
 
Namibia needs to be very worried about the state of our ocean and the state of some marine resources. We also need to be very worried about the institutional arrangements around Namibia’s management of the marine sector. The isolation of the sector, in the hands of one minister, is very unhealthy.
 
One of our most important production species, the pilchard, has collapsed to perhaps just 1% of its former population. This is as a direct result of overfishing. This species is not only important for the fisheries sector, for job creation and as a low-cost and healthy food for Namibians, but also as a key component of the marine food chain. Without
doubt, there should be a moratorium on all pilchard harvesting for the foreseeable future, to allow the stock to recover. This moratorium should include (a) no quota, (b) effective policing of bycatch with high penalties for pilchard bycatch, and (c) close collaboration with neighbouring countries – particularly Angola – to ensure similar approaches across the Benguela ecosystem. The Minister of Fisheries disagrees. Against the advice of his scientists, he has issued a 14,000 ton quota, because his guess is that there are more pilchards out there than everyone else thinks, and that they have just moved further out to sea. Science out the window. Guessing and gambling with resources is the new fisheries management approach. So much for sustainable resource management, good stewardship and precautionary principles.
 
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NAPHA WhatsApp Group(s)
NAPHA created two WhatsApp Membership Groups. Please note that it would be ideal to have all members in one group, however, this is not possible due to a limitation of users per group. 
Be assured that any vital information will be shared with the entire membership.
MET Permits for minors
We have received confirmation from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism that Permits for applicants under the age of 18 will temporarily be issued for plains game, while the MET is still interpreting the different pieces of legislation. Formal communication to follow.

 

Marble Rhino - Update no 1 
Dear HUAP Friends,
 
Mr Gé Pellini and wife Arielle arrived in Windhoek, courtesy Air Namibia, from Frankfurt on Wednesday, 12 July.
We are grateful for the support of Mr Theo Redelinghuys, Toyota Gobabis, who provided Gé with a Toyota Double Cab Hilux 4x4 Vehicle to travel throughout Namibia for the duration of the Rhino Sculpting project.
 
Gé and Arielle, Mr Kambezunda Ngavee, a student of the College of the Arts and Mr Jürgen Rumpf (a dedicated NAPHA Member) immediately travelled to Karibib to meet Mr Mark Hoffmann from Namibia Stone Services, who generously donated the marble. A 9 ton block of marble was chosen by Gé, a 3 ton marble block will be waiting for the sculpting talents of our own Namibian Artist Alpheus, whilst an additional ‘baby’ block weighing 100kg was chosen by Kambezunda to sculpt. All three marble blocks will be delivered to the terrace of the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) on Tuesday, 18 July, at 10h00.
 
Gé and Arielle are currently experiencing true Namibian hospitality, as they are 
travelling up north to Etosha National Park - courtesy of Namibia Wildlife Resorts - to spend three nights at Halali and interacting with game wardens, prior to continuing on a Rhino Tracking Adventure – with the Save The Rhino Foundation.
 
On Monday 24 July, our 
Honorable Minister of Environment and Tourism Mr Pohamba Shifeta will officially launch the sculpting of the rhino(s) at 11h00. Please come and join us for this occasion.
 
We will provide further updates throughout the weeks of sculpting, culminating in a grand Gala Dinner and Auction to be held at the Windhoek Country Club Resort, on the evening of the 31st of August.

     

        Mr Kambezunda Ngavee,
        Mr Gé Pellinie,
        and Mr Mark Hoffmann

Namibia Professional Hunting Association
(NAPHA)

 

PO Box: 11291
Windhoek,
Namibia

Tel: +264 (0) 61 234455

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Nicole Schwandt, Executive Assistant, napha@napha.com.na
Delin Rooinasie, Secretary, info@napha.com.na
Nikita Greyling, Administrative Assistant, office@napha.com.na
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