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NAPHA Newsletter, 27 July 2018
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In this edition

27 July 2018

1. Update: Wildlife Bill Draft Stakeholder Meeting
2. NAPHA AGM 2018
3. NAPHA Gala Evening & Sponsorships
4. DSC Foundation: We Hunt For Life
5. NAPHA First Aid Course - 27 July 2018
6. FENATA AGM 2018
7. Guidelines on EU Data Protection Laws
8. Agra: Fodder Flow Planning Seminar 
9. Classifieds

Update: Wildlife Bill Draft Stakeholder Meeting

After attending Tuesday's (24.07.) stakeholder meeting with approximately 30 invited people, we would like to provide feedback as follows:

Lead by the Director of Parks and Wildlife, Mr Colgar Sikopo, and the director of Scientific Data, Ms Elly Hamunyela, the drafted Wildlife Bill (Draft 4) was confirmed to be a Laymen's Draft for Wildlife Management for Namibia. After answers were requested why many issues were not included in the Bill as proposed by NAPHA and other stakeholders who previously submitted recommendations, we were informed that a number of "matters" could not be included in the draft, in absence of guiding policies for these topics (e.g Freehold Conservancies).

We were advised to (re)submit recommendations to MET with a clear indication of specific sections and specific wording adapted to the new format of the latest draft. All recommendations need to be submitted to MET for consideration by 10 August 2018. A public workshop is to follow in the middle of September.

We are compiling a final document (similar to the one submitted in 2017 reflecting NAPHA's proposals), which will be distributed to our members for information. We will furthermore provide recommendations on policies for matters raised for inclusion in the new Bill.

We will inform you of the public workshop in preparation of this Bill, upon receipt of the date, should you have further input.

NAPHA was represented by Danene van der Westhuyzen, Tanja Dahl and a legal representative.

NAPHA AGM 2018

27 November 2018

Slowly but surely, we are approaching the 45th NAPHA AGM. The office is in high gear to organise and plan for what we are sure will be a memorable AGM. 

Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Venue: Safari Court Hotels, Omatako Hall
Time: 07h30

Our N$150.00 AGM Participation fee includes a lunch at the Safari Hotel. Please register by completing the Registration Form and forward it to napha@napha.com.na

The AGM provides you with an opportunity to provide input and raise concerns regarding the hunting industry. We urge all members to make use of this opportunity by attending the meeting. If you do not speak up now, we will not know how to best represent your interest at a later stage.

NAPHA Gala Evening & Sponsorships

27 November 2018

While the AGM gives everyone a chance to make their voice heard, the Gala Evening provides the opportunity to kickback and relax while catching up with friends and colleagues to discuss the year that has passed. The Auction that takes place during the evening is also the main fundraiser for NAPHA.
All funds raised here are what makes it possible for the Association to continue operating.

We therefore call upon our members to make a donation or a sponsorship for the event, in order to support your Association. Here are some ideas:

For the organisation of the event:
  • Any financial contributions toward the smooth running of the AGM: contribute toward the cost of our sound technician or photographer, sponsor the lunch/dinner or welcoming drinks, provide mints or chocolates for the day or contribute toward the venue hire.
For the Auction:
  • Weekend getaways to your lodge or farm
  • Activity vouchers for game drives, horse back rides or sun downer drives. Or if you are from the coast; boat cruises. 
  • Game animals or livestock: 2017 saw a NAPHA first when a sable antelope and a Brahman bull were put on auction
  • Meat donations, e.g game carcass
  • Trophy hunts, e.g a 5 day plains game hunt 
  • Own use or meat hunts
Should you be unsure about a donation you wish to make, contact the office at 061 234 455. Every bit of support is highly appreciated. 

In exchange for sponsorship we will provide marketing opportunities on a broad platform.

DSC Foundation: We Hunt For Life

 


In this video, learn about one Namibian woman’s story (Marina Lamprecht, a long standing NAPHA member) about sustainable use hunting, the influence it has within her community, and why it’s her country’s single greatest conservation success.

First Aid Course

27 July 2018

NAPHA organises various courses for its members throughout the year. This years second First Aid Refresher course, presented by Dr Heidi Rapp, took place at the NAU (Boardroom) today and was well-attended.
Thank you to the NAU for their hospitality.

For more information about upcoming courses for 2018, please contact the office (061 234 455) or watch our weekly newsletter for updates.

FENATA AGM 2018

19 September 2018

The Federation of Namibian Tourism Associations (FENATA)  announces its AGM, to take place in September.

When: Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Where: Gondwana Hall/Shebeen at the Windhoek Showgrounds
Time: 14:30 - 17:00

The FENATA Executive and Office Bearers stand to be elected this year - everyone is invited to nominate new candidates. The Draft Agenda can be found here.

For enquiries or to confirm your attendance, please contact Tanja Dahl at ceo@napha.com.na

Guidelines on EU Data Protection Laws

Since 25 May 2018, the European Union has implemented a new set of laws and regulations under the name General Data Protection Regulation, in an effort to protect all European Citizens against the abuse of their personal data on the increasing number of online platforms and other data-sharing media and models.

In anticipation of this new law, many companies in Europe even went so far as to delete massive database lists, to avoid being fined, (and the fines are hefty, including some 20 million Euro) if caught abusing data of EU citizens.

Here in Namibia, both tour operators as well as computer software programmers have since tried to determine to what extent the EU laws have effect on our operations locally. Remember, both NTB and the Police require us to capture data of any guest coming to our country/establishment, and such is necessary, to be able to process the general reservation and payment procedures we apply in the tourism business.

We have been told this is acceptable: what is not, is the abuse of name-lists and contact lists of former clients for the purpose of sending out specials, advertising and other news - unless permission of this is obtained from the client.

In order to obtain some clarity on the issue, the EU Mission in Windhoek was approached and the EU ambassador herself, Mrs Jana Hybaskova, responded with these Guidelines for Data Protection.

Agra: Fodder Flow Planning Seminar

2 August 2018

Buffalo Hunts 2019 Wanted: If you can offer buffalo hunts during the 2019 season, please contact Camelhorse Safaris at 081 491 6169 or email info@camelhorse-safaris.com

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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