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NAPHA Newsletter, 23 February 2018
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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

23 FEBRUARY 2018

1. Welcome to the new Deputy Minister
2. CPHC-SA Position statement on
long range shooting
3. Leopard Census - Phase 2
4. Note to members
5. Marketing of NAPHA members
6. Special hunting requests
7. E-Marketing - food for thought
8. Laser Line Logistics & Namibia Safari Services
9. Classifieds

Welcome to the new Deputy Minister -  Ministry of Environment and Tourism

Earlier this week, Minister Pohamba Shifeta, welcomed the new Deputy Minister Bernadette Jagger, to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. During her welcome, Minister Shifeta pointed out that their main focus should be on tourism and the importance of attracting more overseas visitors to the country. Not only should all tourists feel safe in Namibia, but they should also be able to experience the very best services at all establishment and witness Namibia's unspoiled nature first hand. Deputy Minister Jagger stated that she was ready to face all challenges head on, while Minister Shifeta voiced his hopes to see poaching reduced by 50%, to find new ways to combat human-wildlife conflict and see the public do their part in reducing littering and pollution in Namibia.

The previous Deputy Minister to MET, Mr Tommy Nambahu, has moved to the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation.

Honorable Minister Pohamba Shifeta welcomes Deputy Minister Bernadette Jagger at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

CPHC-SA Position statement on long range shooting

Custodians of Professional Hunting & Conservation - South Africa

The newly formed CPHC-SA (Custodians of Professional Hunting & Conservation - South Africa) has released the following statement on long range shooting.

Bullets fired from hunting rifles have had the capability of hitting targets at long distances for many decades. Regardless of these capabilities, sportsmen have historically held themselves to an ethical standard of not taking excessively long or risky shot at the big game animals they pursue. New shooting technologies now being developed and promoted for use in hunting are encouraging hunters to shoot at substantially increased distances. These modern technologies, while not illegal, are tempting hunters into taking longer and longer shots, which is raising significant ethical questions, including those of fair chase and intent. [Read more]

Leopard Census - Phase 2

After spending three months in the United Kingdom wading through thousands of pictures and analyzing vast amounts of data, Dr Louisa Richmond-Coggan will return to Namibia at the beginning of March for yet an interesting three month field study.

Please participate in making this study as thorough as possible by forwarding camera trap photos and completing her questionnaire.
We welcome feedback from the wider farming community, not only those active in hunting activities. Please use the links below to find out how to submit your contributions. All information should be e-mailed to Louisa directly and will be treated confidentially.

Submitting photos.
Leopard questionnaire.

Note to members

Membership cards can be collected from the office. First Aid certificates and Basic Archery Instructor Certificates are also available at the office. Please note that  documents can only be released if invoices have been settled in full.

NAPHA shirts can still be purchased at discount prices. N$100 for T-shirt, N$200 for button shirts. Limited stock available.

All are welcome to collect copies of the HuntiNamibia 2018 from the office. We also have a few copies of the African Hunting Gazette (Oct/Nov/Dec 2017) left. All magazines are offered free of charge.

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:
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 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.

Special hunting requests

From time to time NAPHA receives enquiries for specific types of hunting, we therefore would like to hear from you, should you fall into these categories:
I am a registered BOW HUNTER
Please click on the applicable option in order for us to market your Outfit accordingly.

E-Marketing - food for thought
Communications of trophy hunting providers in Namibia: evidence of ethics and fairness in an apparently unethical and unfair industry?

Irena Descubes, Tom McNamara & Cyrlene Claasen

Trophy hunting has become the object of furious debate, with even a call for banning the industry worldwide, as a result of the killing of “Cecil the Lion” by American dentist Dr Walter Palmer back in July of 2015. The killing of Cecil the lion has only increased the ongoing debate over the value, ethics and fairness of trophy hunting (also known as big game or safari hunting).
Trophy hunting refers to tourists who pay a fee to engage in a hunt, usually in the company of a professional guide, with the objective to obtain a “trophy” (i.e. horns, tusks, skin, etc.) from a rare or exotic non-domesticated animal, either in their natural habitat or in some form of captivity. Trophy hunting is a consumer experience with a strong experiential element based on hedonic consumption.
Hunters often glamorize the killing of an animal so as to demonstrate virility, prowess and dominance. However, the sport is also seen as building character and promoting widely shared conservation goals. Hunters often refer to the fact that trophy hunting adds value in the form of substantive contributions to gross domestic product, and are generally of the opinion that governments should promote rather than curb this activity. [Read more]

Laser Line Logistics & Namibia Safari Services

A warm thank you to both Laser Line Logistics, Mr Jochen Buchholdand Namibia Safari Services, Mr Harald Preschel, for their support in shipping the HuntiNamibia to the various Hunting Conventions this year. Shipping was handled in the most professional, timely and efficient manner. All of this, free of charge to NAPHA. Thank you.
Vacancies at Safari Engineering: Both positions are available from 1 March 2018. Please forward your CV and salary expectations to Safari Engineering.

PA/Administrator/Office Manager: Full time position. General admin, multi-tasking, reception duties, assisting with stocktake, customer service.
Bookkeeper: Full time position.

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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