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NAPHA Newsletter, 23 June 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1.  Report to Anti Corruption Commission
2.  USAID announces a global case study compilation
3.  Brown Hyena Research Project - June 2017 Newsletter 
4.  Public Notice: MET Permit Office Cashier
5.  MET Hunting Examinations 2017
6.  More than 7,500 animals ready for African Animal Ark operation
7.  21st Namibia National Rangeland Forum
8.  Classifieds

Report to Anti-Corruption Commission
Advocate Erna van der Merwe, Acting Director-General of the ACC, has extended an invitation to NAPHA to provide the ACC with information on challenges experienced by NAPHA members, due to incidences of corruption experienced or perceived. NAPHA is grateful to be afforded this opportunity to deliver input on the much debated topic of corruption.
 
The following issues were raised:
  1. Bribery within Concessions and Conservancies in tender processes
  2. Bribery regarding permits issued in National Parks - especially rural MET offices (shooting of trophies in parks as own use / traditional authority animals and then exported as trophy animals out of different concessions)
  3. Money laundering related to game breeding
  4. Leopard tag (permit) bribery and illegal export to neighbouring countries
  5. MET Hunting examinations
  6. MET Permit Office - allocation of hunting permits
  7. Allocation of hunting quotas in Conservancies and Concessions
  8. Bribery on allocations of ‘problem animals’
We extend this invitation to NAPHA members, to add to the above list. Submissions must be in writing to ceo@napha.com.na.
USAID announces a global case study compilation
USAID announces a global case study compilation to collect lessons on an urgent global conservation challenge: how to build capacity for enforcement and prosecution to combat wildlife crime. We want to know what has worked, what hasn’t, and everything in between.
 Winning case studies will be published by USAID and featured at a possible learning event in late 2017. Your case studies will be part of a series of peer-to-peer learning products, reaching a diverse and influential audience.
We want to hear from you! Your stories, lessons, and experiences will address such pressing questions as: What institutional arrangements have built the capacity of wildlife enforcement or prosecution staff? What's necessary for effective cooperation among different levels of government authorities? What do successful partnerships look like? What made them work?  
Case studies should be submitted to submissions@enviroincentives.com by July 21, 2017.
Visit the case study site for more information.
Brown Hyena Research Project - June 2017 Newsletter
Spotted Hyenas at Garub – Part One of their Story
by Ingrid Wiesel
Many of you may have followed the print and online press statements about the fate of the spotted hyenas and wild horses at Garub and the subsequent social media discussions, which we are not engaging in as we don’t believe it to be the right forum for scientifically based discussions. A lot of different stories have been told and persist in the public and I therefore felt that it is important to give you an overview about what we know about the spotted hyena population at Garub based on our data, without engaging in speculations, and to summarize the management decisions that have been made on government level. This subject is emotionally shaped for many of our readers and close friends and we will not engage in any discussions judging the actions that have been taken and decisions that have been made. This is done on a professional level together with the government. Our project’s objective was and still is to provide the relevant authorities with sound data and recommendations to aid their decision making and to then deal the best we can with the action plan that will and has so far been decided upon.
[Read more]

Public Notice: MET Permit Office Cashier
Please note, effective from 1 July 2017 the Permit Office cashier will relocate to the Gaming Office, Block E, opposite to Permit Office. 
Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) Hunting Examinations 2017
Bow Hunting Course - 03-05 November,
Bow Hunting Examinations - 06 November
Professional Hunter, Hunting Guide and Big Game Hunter Examinations - 14 November (09h00)
 
Examinations to be written in Windhoek, venue to be advised.
All candidates need to bring along their ID card and receipt of payment.

Please register with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism:
Mr Greenwell Matongo at greenwell.matongo@met.gov.na 
More than 7,500 animals ready for African Animal Ark operation
(News24.com)
Trailed by great clouds of dust, a massive convoy of noisy diesel trucks rumbles out of Zimbabwe this week starting on Monday to begin one of Africa's largest-ever wildlife relocation projects.

The aim is to shift more than 6 000 wild animals from Zimbabwe to neighbouring Mozambique to replenish a national park that was all but emptied of wildlife in the aftermath of civil war. Another 1 500 animals will be sourced from Mozambique.

Over the next eight to ten weeks alone, the "rewilding caravan" will transport close to 2 000 animals from the Savé Valley Conservancy in southern Zimbabwe to the Zinave National Park in Mozambique's Inhambane province.

Nearly 50 elephants will be among the first passengers on this 600km road journey, along with 200 zebra, 100 giraffe, 900 impala, 200 buffalo, 200 eland antelope, 300 wildebeest and 50 kudus. [Read more]

The German-Namibian research project OPTIMASS is happy to announce the
21st Namibian National Rangeland Forum
Date: July 17th to July 19th 2017
Venue: Otjiwarongo, Out of Africa Lodge

This year the event aims at stimulating the exchange between rangeland managers and researchers and is themed: “Rangelands in a changing world – the management and understanding of Namibian savanna rangelands

Confirmed keynote speakers are:
  • Prof. Klaus Kellner (Rangeland restoration ecologist, North West University, RSA): "Restoration of bush encroached Savannas
  • Dr. Morgan Hauptfleisch (Senior Lecturer Ecology, Namibia University of Science and Technology): "The function of rangelands in socio-ecological cohesion and conflict"
  • Prof. Florian Jeltsch (Ecologist, University of Potsdam, Germany): “OPTIMASS – an overview
The program will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, registration will be open from 12 a.m. On
Tuesday, the program will end at 6 p.m. followed by a joint braai.
[See more]

24 year old Hunting Guide, fluent in English and Afrikaans is available on a permanent basis to assist with hunting, and also general farm work. He has a drivers license and can also pick up and drop off clients at airport.
Please contact Hansie Schoonbee at 081 040 5578
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).

Namibia Professional Hunting Association
(NAPHA)

 

PO Box: 11291
Windhoek,
Namibia

Tel: +264 (0) 61 234455

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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