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NAPHA Newsletter, 16 June 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1.  Import of Trophies into the EU
2.  USFWS Proceeding to Release Hunters' Information to Anti-Hunting Groups
3.  MET Registration
4.  FNB Tourism Index - First Quarter 2017
5.  NCE Statement - withdrawal of the US from the Paris Climate Agreement
6.  HUAP Trust: Second Gala dinner and fundraising auction - 31 August 2017
7.  Feedback: NAPHA Logo
8.  Classifieds 

 

Import of Trophies into the EU
Information received from SCI and IUCN.
NAPHA has been in contact with our Ministry of Environment & Tourism, who is following up on this at the highest level.

Next week, 21 and 22 of June, the EU Member States will discuss a proposal by Germany to introduce severe restrictions on the importation of hunting trophies of non-threatened CITES species into the European Union (Annex B species). If adopted, the proposal will require EU hunters to obtain import permits for the importation of Annex B species into EU countries. This means that EU countries would have the ability to ban importation of these species simply by refusing to issue permits.

The discussions will take place in Brussels at the meeting of the EU Scientific Review Group on June 21st and the meeting of the Group of Experts of the Competent CITES Management Authorities on June 22nd.

SCI Report 
IUCN Report
USFWS Proceeding to Release Hunters' Information to Anti-Hunting Groups
Barbara Crown, Editor-in-Chief of the Hunting Report
A Hunting Report subscriber has received notice from the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) that they will release his personal information to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). This organization has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for such information as regards the import and export of rhinoceros and elephant parts, including sport-hunted trophies. The hunter has until June 23 to respond and object to this release of information.

Continuing subscribers will remember our November 8, 2016 email news bulletin warning that anti-hunting groups were trying to obtain information on hunters from USFWS through an FOIA request for records on wildlife product/parts importations. With assistance from John J. Jackson, III, of Conservation Force, we provided language for hunters to object to such a release in a letter to USFWS. The request for information affecting the Hunting Report subscriber mentioned above was filed this past April. We heard from Anna Seidman, Director of Litigation for Safari Club International, that a number of SCI members have received similar letters recently and that her office was checking into the situation.  
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MET Registration
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has informed that the MET Registration Certificates 2017 have been processed and may be collected from Mrs Imelda Lombard.
FNB Tourism Index - First Quarter 2017
FNB is grateful for the feedback received for this quarterly survey. A survey link for the 2nd Quarter of 2017 will be sent out soon. In the meantime please find summarized response from FNB on occupancy rates, the result of currency fluctuations, business performance and predictions, challenges and competing markets.
Find attached the latest FNB & Fenata Tourism Index for the 1st Quarter of 2017.
 
NCE Statement - withdrawal of the US from the Paris Climate Agreement
Dr Chris Brown
You will know that President Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement. He has also decided that America will no longer contribute to the Green Climate Fund which was established to help developing countries to (a) find alternative approaches to fossil energy to power their development and growth, and (b) adapt to the impacts of climate change which are not of their making, e.g. floods, droughts, rising sea levels, disrupted production, etc. Thus the world’s greatest polluter expects the rest of the world to carry their costs – particularly the poorest people in the poorest countries who are invariable most impacted.
 
This moral injustice cannot go unchallenged by civil society in Namibia. The environmental NGO sector, under the umbrella of the Namibian Chamber of Environment, therefore decided to prepare a Statement to reflect our collective views. This Statement was sent to the US Ambassador to Namibia, Thomas F. Daughton, on 14 June with the request that he forward the Statement to his principles in Washington.

You can download the NCE Statement here.

 

You are cordially invited to join us for our second Gala Dinner and Auction to be held on 31st of August 2017 at the Windhoek Country Club Resort.
Since the inception of the NAPHA Hunters United Against Poaching program, remarkable success has been achieved in combating poaching incidents in hunting concessions throughout Namibia. Our focus has been on prevention rather than conviction - we have used the expertise and funds at our disposal to finance monitoring on the ground as well as from the air.  We have earned the trust and co-operation – the eyes, ears and boots on the ground - of local communities in remote rural hunting and conservation areas. Through both visibility and the establishment of information sharing channels, we have been instrumental in preventing incidents of poaching as well as recovery of ivory and horn with culprits arrested.

In partnership with the Eagle Rock Professional Hunting Academy, we have sponsored the training of 24 community game guards from rural areas.  The course covered all aspects necessary to monitor human and wildlife movement, as a further initiative towards our aim of completely eliminating poaching in hunting areas where NAPHA members are active.

We are again joining forces with the Namibian and international conservation and hunting community by hosting a formal dinner and live auction on the 31st of August at the Windhoek Country Club Resort to raise funds towards further anti-poaching initiatives.

Items on auction are one life sized handcrafted rhino made from exquisite Namibian marble by renowned sculptor, Gé Pellini, two international hunts, ten trophy hunts, eight own use hunts, weekend getaways, several pieces of exquisite jewelry and various miscellaneous items including a Krieghoff Semprio hunting rifle. 

All proceeds will be managed by members of the Trust, which comprises of representatives of the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA), the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), as well as an independent legal practitioner.
Please invest in the future of our valuable wildlife by supporting this proven conservation and anti-poaching initiative.

Tickets are available at N$1,000.00 per person or N$9,000.00 for a corporate table (seating 10). 
Kindly contact Mona (+264 81 162 0977) or Maria (+264 81 474 3960) at huap@napha.com.na to book your tickets for this prestigious event.

Feedback: NAPHA Logo

Feedback received in response to the NAPHA Logo Survey will be discussed at the upcoming Exco meeting, scheduled for 28 June 2017.

 

Birds to watch in Namibia: Red, Rare and Endemic Species
Namibia’s first comprehensive Red Data Book
 
(Click on the image to download more information)
 
NAPHA Members can obtain copies of Namibia’s Red Data Book from the Namibia Bird Club or place an order with the NAPHA Office to obtain a copy at the reduced rate of N$280.00 per copy (well below the retail price of N$350.00).
NARREC Posters
Large Birds of Prey - Namibia, Owls of Namibia (these are all the local owl species) and Parrots of Namibia (these are all the local parrot species) is a set of 3 posters that will hopefully be both well appreciated and stimulate Namibians and foreign tourists to take further note of our rich avian diversity.
      
These posters (size A2) can be ordered from the NAPHA Office at no cost, but a donation to the Bird Club would be appreciated. Contact the NAPHA office for details.
For any transfers or tours in Namibia, please contact Hugo Kotzé Transfers at +264 (0)81 259 0770.
We have a female BGS (Bavarian Mountain Hound) (mixed breed) and are looking for a male BGS for breeding purposes. Please call Silke - +264 (0)81 127 3040.

 

Namibia Professional Hunting Association
(NAPHA)

 

P.O. Box: 11291
Windhoek,
Namibia

Tel : + 264 (0) 61 234455
Fax : + 264 (0) 61 222567


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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