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NAPHA Newsletter, 18 May 2018
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Hunters United Against Poaching

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F O L L O W on T W I T T E R
V I S I T our W E B S I T E

In this edition

18 MAY 2018

1. Extension of conservancy tender date
2. Hunting Facts vs Animal Rights Fiction
3. Hunters: Time to Engage.
4. Conservation benefits - Commercial Conservancies
5. FENATA Tourism Dialogue
6. Giraffe Conservation Foundation
7. Questionnaire Competition Extended
8. 2019 DSC Convention Hotel Reservations Opening
9. NCE Supports National Clean-Up Day
10. Support Hertz
11. Thank You!
12. Classifieds

Extension of conservancy tender date

Extension of tender advertisement
Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
Advertising Conservation Hunting in Puros, Sanitatas, Okondjombo, Okongoro, Otjombande, Sorris Sorris, !Khoro !Goreb, and /Audi Conservancies

The above-mentioned conservancies are located in Kunene Region. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has granted a trophy hunting quota to these conservancies for the 2018, 2019 hunting seasons. Interested operators may also cluster hunting concessions as indicated in the map below.

Interested Hunting Operators must obtain tender documents from NACSO’s Natural Resource Working Group, Ausspanplatz, 19 Lossen Street, Windhoek on behalf of the conservancies. Please contact Ms Rosalia Iileka at 061 389 455 or email:
The deadline for final submission of proposals is Thursday, 31 May 2018. All documents must be delivered or couriered to:
NACSO’s Natural Resource Working Group, 2nd floor
Ausspannplatz, 19 Lossen Street, Windhoek
P O Box 98353, Pelican Square, Windhoek.

Please note this is not a formal government public tender.

Hunting Facts vs Animal Rights Fiction

By Peter Flack /

I carefully read Ian Michler’s Opinionista piece entitled Like the fossil fuel industry, trophy hunting is unsustainable. Like almost all his writings on this important topic, it is all but devoid of relevant facts and, more importantly, a practical, tried and tested, successful alternative to fair chase hunting as a key conservation tool.

It is full of his usual half-truths, emotion, snide innuendo and plain nastiness. These tired views of his have been debunked by Dr John Hanks, a previous CEO of WWF-Southern Africa and the Peace Parks Foundation as well as Dr John Ledger, a previous CEO of the Endangered Wildlife Trust but it does not prevent him repeating them ad nauseam.

Let me nail my colours to the mast. I am passionate about wildlife and wildlife habitats. I support whatever conserves them and oppose whatever does not. I have spent the better part of my 70 year old life and not insignificant amounts of my own money, trying to do just that. While I used to be a hunter and, for 20 years, was a commercial game ranch owner, I no longer hunt for a variety of reasons, which need not detain us now.

Allow me to provide a few empirically determined, scientifically established facts, which give the lie to Mr Michler’s piece:

1. In 1964 a game survey was conducted in South Africa, as referred to in the book, Wilding the Farm or Farming the Wild by Professor Jane Carruthers. The survey found that a mere 557,000 head of game was left in the country. When the survey was repeated in 2005, this number had grown to 18,7 million. How? Why? The answer is hunting as I will explain. [Read more]

Hunters: Time to Engage

Dear NAPHA Members,
Firstly, I would to say thank you for your support so far with the project but we still need to gather more information to ensure we have a full and accurate understanding of leopard across Namibia to be able to answer the project's key questions.  
You are the custodians of the wildlife and only you know what is happening on the farms and hunting areas, I need your knowledge and input. The information from the project will influence leopard conservation and utilisation.
As such I am sending out all the documentation for the project, some that you are already familiar with - the questionnaire and the request for camera trap photos but there are 2 new documents - 3. A request for information from your 2018 leopard hunt and 4. The current distribution leopard map that we still need to add information to. 
Please see the 4 attached documents;

1. If you are a landowner/manger then complete this questionnaire (100% anonymous) and send it back to Louisa (before 6pm 24th May if you want to enter the Minox Binocular competition)
2. If you have camera trap photos of leopard and other carnivores then send them to Louisa with the requested location information
3. Fill in the - information from hunters document – send back to Louisa
A. Leopard sightings 2016-2018 – any areas
B. 2018 hunt information and keeping leopard photos from trail cams during 2018 hunts
We want to have all the hunting data from the 2018 season by the project deadline of the end of this year. So, I have asked the key questions from the information that you send to MET that are relevant to the project. Please note that you will still have to complete this information for MET as well in their official form.
4. If you know of people/organisations who are in the red boxes in the map and can help with leopard information then provide names/contact information to Louisa.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask or if you feel I should be asking for additional information let me know what you think that should be. Please share your thoughts and views with Louisa on leopard hunting as you are the ones out hunting and working within the current structure.
Whats App: +44 781 402 4036
Namibia: 081 223 0610

Conservation benefits - Commercial Conservancies

In addition to the reference made by First National Bank regarding the utmost importance of statistics, we request your input if you were part of a Commercial Conservancy.

Please click on this link to access a short survey on the matter. Your feedback is important!

FENATA Tourism Dialogue

Further to our previous reporting on the FENATA Tourism Dialogue day, which took place on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, at the Safari Court Hotel, please find attached a summary of discussions, the importance of statistics as elaborated on by FNB's Market Research Manager, Mr Daniel Kavishe, and NAPHA's presentation during this event.

Visit the links to read more.

Summary of discussions.
FNB Presentation - Importance of Statistics.
NAPHA Presentation - Value and Role of Hunting

Giraffe Conservation Foundation

The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is a Namibia based NGO working solely on the conservation and management of giraffe throughout Africa. Visit their website for more information.

The GCF is conducting a country wide survey of giraffes to better understand their numbers throughout Namibia and are seeking assistance with data from any hunting farms, lodges, etc. that have giraffes on their properties. 
Please answer the following questions, by replying directly to them:

1. How many giraffes are on your property?
2. What is the size of your property?
3. Where did you source the giraffes from, and when?

Surveys and studies such as this are vital to gathering more information about our vast variety of species in Namibia and to help us understand how to better protect them.

Questionnaire Competition Extended

2019 DSC Convention Hotel Reservations Opening

29 May 2018

Dallas Safari Club will open hotel reservations on Tuesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. ET. The reservation process will be managed by Connections Housing. 


• An email will be sent out on Friday, May 25, which will include a link for those of you who wish to book through the online Connections Housing reservation center. This link will not be live until Tuesday, May 29, at 10:00 a.m. ET. 

• For those wishing to book by phone, please contact Connections Housing at 404-842-0000 or toll free at 1.855-687-3725 beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 29. 

• The Omni Dallas is the headquarters hotel once again. However, we also have a block of rooms at several auxiliary hotels in the surrounding area that are available for booking through Connections Housing. Shuttle service will be provided between the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and each of our auxiliary hotels.
• Reservations will be limited to three (3) rooms whether you are booking online or with the Connections Housing’s call center.
• All reservations made through Connections Housing will be subject to the following cancellation policies:
  • Cancelling an existing reservation at any hotel from October 15 through November 30 will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee for each room cancelled. The cancellation fee will be processed by Connections Housing. 
  • Cancelling an existing reservation at any hotel from December 1 through January 2 will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee for each room cancelled. The cancellation fee will be processed by Connections Housing. 
  • The Omni Dallas Hotel and Aloft Dallas Hotel will require a two-night non-refundable deposit on, or after, January 2, 2019.
  • After January 2, you will be subject to your hotel’s specific cancellation policy at all hotels other than Omni Dallas Hotel or Aloft Dallas Hotel. 
Should you have any questions with the online reservations system, please contact Connections Housing at 404-842-0000 or toll free at 1-855-687-3725. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. You can also send an email with questions or specific requests to

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.

NCE Supports National Clean-Up Day 

25 May 2018

Hertz Support

Hertz Rent A Car operates as an international franchisee of the global Hertz Corporation throughout southern Africa.

The Hertz brand has been driving the corporate, government and leisure car rental markets in South Africa since 1950 and continues to be a respected and instantly recognizable brand in the vehicle rental sector. Hertz has five locations in Namibia and, in 2014, expanded their southern African footprint to include Zimbabwe.

Hertz became one of our major Leopard Census project sponsors, when they agreed to provide a Toyota Hilux bakkie to us for the entire duration of the project. THANK YOU Hertz, we appreciate your support!


What started out as an ordinary day at the office, was unexpectedly brightened when we received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from a member.

Thank you so much for the gesture!

Urlaubsvertretung - Wir, ein paar (männlich/weiblich) bieten Hilfe/Farmvertretung im Zeitraum von Mitte Dezember 2018 bis Anfang Januar 2019.

Wir sind erfahren und vertraut mit allen Farmarbeiten und sicher im Umgang mit den Angestellten.

Gerne auch Gästebetrieb, Referenzen vorhanden. Wir haben keinerlei finanzielles Interesse, auf Basis Kost und Logie. Freuen uns auf Feedback.

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We are looking for a hunting professional to guide hunts. Required languages: German.
Please contact Hans Christian Denk at +264 81 129 0109​ /​

Namibia Professional Hunting Association

PO Box: 11291

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

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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