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NAPHA Newsletter, 16 February 2018
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16 February 2018

1. 2018 Leopard Tag Allocations
2. Permit Applications
3. Communal Conservancy requiring PH services
4. FNB Business Tourism Index
5. Wildlife Crime Dispatches
6. National Solid Waste Management Advisory Panel
7. National Forest Stewardship
8. Rangeland Status
9. Marketing of NAPHA Members
10. Ben Nolte Support Fund
11. A Hunter lends a hand
12. The office ottoman
13. Classifieds

2018 Leopard Tag Allocations

We have been informed that all concerns/complaints submitted to NAPHA and discussed with MET will be addressed by MET on an individual basis. We were assured that individuals will the contacted as of today and all cases submitted, will be revisited.

Please keep the office updated whether your complaint was addressed by MET.

Permit Applications

MET has issued an updated permit application form. The new document includes the full residential address and email address of the visiting hunter. When applying for trophy permits, please use the attached application document to prevent delays with the issuance of permits.

NAPHA visits to MET Permit Office are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays of each week.
Permits are processed within 5 working days.
Please ensure that we receive your application well in advance of your hunting dates.

Trophy Permit Application 2018.

Communal Conservancy requiring PH services

The Okondjombo Communal Conservancy (North Western Namibia) is seeking a professional hunter to hunt in the area.

Period - 5 years

For more information, please contact Riatunga Koruhama at 081 336 3985.

FNB Business Tourism Index

Dear tourism partners
 
Your opinion is asked about the past 3 months (October 2017 to December 2017) or the next 3 months (January 2018 to March 2018). The 3 month period always refer to a quarter. The comparison period will then be the same period for the previous year. 
 
Use the survey  link - the deadline for submission, originally Friday, 9 February 2018, has been extended
 
It is easy and quick to complete.
  • click on the link ;
  • no actual figures requested;
  • only 5 minutes to complete.

Wildlife Crime Dispatches

The Wildlife Crime Dispatches are periodic factual reports that inform the local and international community about Namibia's successful approach to combating wildlife crime. The first report can be viewed in the link below.

Read More.

National Solid Waste Management Advisory Panel

The Department of Environmental Affairs and MET is setting up an advisory panel for National Solid Waste Management. The Namibia Chamber of Environment was invited to submit 2 nominations (1 representative and 1 alternate) to be a part of this panel. Nominees should have the necessary knowledge of, or be experienced in matters relating to solid waste management.

If you would like to submit a nominee, please contact the Office to receive the documents. Nominations should be submitted until Friday, 16 February 2018.

National Forest Stewardship

The Forest Stewardship Council A.C. (FSC) was established in 1993, as a follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro, 1992) with the mission to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests.
The Stewardship Standard for Namibia has now reached the stage where broad stakeholder consultations are taking place. 

Those wishing to comment, can read the attached document and submit suggestions/comments using the document "Comments from Namibia". Submit these forms to Manushka Moodley and Stephan Bezuidenhout.

FSC Standard for Namibia.
"Comments from Namibia".

Rangeland Status - 1 to 10 February 2018

The main objective of the Rangelands Monitoring Project is to provide land users with early warnings of deteriorating conditions, hence promoting proactive management when marketing and other options are still available. This component is based on satellite monitoring of Namibia's rangeland.

Read more.

Marketing of NAPHA Members

Thank you to selected members that have already responded.

We are in the process of creating a Google Map for Namibian Hunting Professionals registered with NAPHA. This can be viewed here:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1Hylpz4uiuVjrFjtmIpa2MGX-a0w&hl=en&usp=sharing.

Please click on the link and search for your name. If your location is pinned, kindly ensure that it is correct. If your location is not pinned, please urgently submit your GPS coordinates to ensure that we plot the correct location.

Furthermore, in order to ensure we can keep you updated on the latest events and news related to the hunting industry and to market you correctly, we would like to ensure we hold the most up-to-date details for you. If your details have changed, please let us know.

Ben Nolte Support Fund

Ben Nolte is a 14 year old boy from Namibia, who is being treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Cape Town. He has T-Cell ALL, where too may immature white blood cells are found in the blood, bone marrow and tissue.
Ben was diagnosed in Cape Town on 25 November 2017.
Unfortunately, the family's hospital plan does not cover all the treatments and excludes certain procedures and scans. In addition, it only covers a certain percentage of his hospital stay.
He has been in a high care unit for 2,5 months and will have to spend up to 3 more months in an isolation unit. It will be impossible for the family to cover these costs without additional support.
A few initiatives have already been started by supportive family, friends and acquaintances. "Blouwildebeeste vir Ben" is one such initiative.
Any contribution and support is greatly appreciated. An accounting firm has set up the Bennie Support Fund, which will be open for inspection to any contributors, to see that funds are purely used for medical cost and costs relating to the family having to potentially spend 6 months in a different country to provide the care and support Ben needs to survive.

Donations can be made into the following account:
Bank: Bank Windhoek Ltd
Branch name: Omaruru (845-873)
Account name: Bennie Support Fund
Account number: 2000364490 (Savings Account)
Swift code: BWLINANX

To follow Ben's story, visit his Facebook Support Group.

A Hunter lends a hand

Last year, Marina Lamprecht delivered more than 1000 kg of maize meal for the school-feeding programme, in addition to meat which she regularly donates from her trophy hunting outfit, Hunters Namibia Safaris.

"For the majority of the pupils, this provides their only regular source of protein", she said.

Read more.

Local game farmer and trophy hunting outfitter, Marina Lamprecht, with the principal of the Otjivero Primary School, Ms Rebecca Heita and Grade 5 learners who very enthusiastically off-loaded the much anticipated maize meal.

The office ottoman

In mid 2017, the office ottoman was in a desperate state, after its many years of service to hunters from all over the world that spent some time in the Office. The zebra skin was torn in places and worn down to bald patches in others. We therefore reached out to our members, hoping to find someone who would be willing to donate a new zebra skin.

Makadi Safaris did just that, and with the aid of Nyati Wildlife Art, the ottoman was soon re-upholstered and returned to the office, looking brandnew.

Thank you, Makadi Safaris and Nyati Wildlife Art, for making this possible.
Secure your space in this prestigious 20th anniversary edition.
Contact Rieth van Schalkwyk.
 equipment available at the NAPHA Office: rifle & spotting scopes, binoculars and wildlife cameras can be purchased at the office. For more information please contact Nikita at 061 234 455 or by email. Limited stock available.
Tour and Hunting Guide wanted at Kambaku Safari Lodge
Requirements:
- All licencing
- English or preferably German speaking
-Strong verbal communication skills

Tasks:
- Guiding hunts on our farm
- Guiding tours throughout southern Africa

If you are interested to become a member of our team, please submit your CV to Stefan Michels.
Mechanic wanted
Full time mechanic position available on large, busy hunting outfitter. If interested, please forward your CV to Conway Volek.
Namibian Organic Association invites you to attend an 'Introduction to Organic Vegetable Growing' course on Saturday, 3 March 2018 in Swakopmund, from 08:00 to 12:30. Course fee is N$450.00 per person.

Read more.
Two Finnish students (Natural and Environmental Protection) who are avid hunters, seek to complete a 2 month traineeship in Namibia.

Contact Petteri Koskelo or Kari Kaunismaa.
We would like to find out if any of the members are using an "all-in-one" software for the management of their room bookings and billing for accommodation, trophies/meat and related costs.
Software should contain a calendar for bookings and room occupancy.
It should allow for billing of accommodation, trophies/meat either by quantity or kilogram (entered manually). Ideally it would make provision for variable tax rates. Should be possible to add "items" such as kilometer driven, permits, etc.

Please contact the office if you have any recommendation.

Namibia Professional Hunting Association
(NAPHA)

 
PO Box: 11291
Windhoek
Namibia

Tel: +264 (0) 61 234455
WhatsApp:  +264 (0) 81 162 0977

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
Nikita Greyling, Administrative Assistant, office@napha.com.na
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