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NAPHA Newsletter, 13 April 2018
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In this edition

13 APRIL 2018

1. Permit Applications via the NAPHA Office
2. PDN, PH and Bow Hunting Examination
3. Announcement: Hunting Season 2018
4. State of the Nation Address
5. Carte Blanche - Cash before Conservation
6. Amended Constitution & Membership Applications
7. Missing leopard information
7. Win Minox Binoculars
8. HuntiNamibia 2019
9. Desert Air Support
10. Classifieds

Permit Applications via the NAPHA Office

As a service to its membership, the NAPHA Office deals with various permit applications every week. When applying for permits through the office, please keep the following in mind:

- NAPHA visits the MET twice every week: Mondays and Thursdays, at 10:00. Therefore, please ensure that your applications reach the office in time. Applications not received before 10:00, will only be handed in on the following visit.

- MET permit processing takes between 4 - 5 working days. Processing may be delayed if documents are missing or required details not provided upon initial submission. Therefore, please forward your applications to the office in good time.


For trophy hunting applications, ensure that:

1. Your application form is completed in full, including a full residential address of the hunter.

2. The application is accompanied by a clear copy of the hunter's passport. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months, expiry date and full name should be clearly visible.

3. If you are planning to hunt on a farm which you do not own, the application must be accompanied by a letter from the farm owner giving you permission to hunt on his land. The letter should clearly state the names and ID numbers of the owner and invited hunter, the farm name and the validity period.

4. MET has requested that all hunting professionals submit a copy of their IDs. This is a one-time requirement only. Once handed in, it will be kept on file for future reference.

Applications for Registration as Hunting Farm must be supported by the corresponding NTB Certificate issued for your establishment.

Applications to register as Hunting Guide, Master Hunting Guide or Professional Hunter must be accompanied by the following documents:

- Land owner's permission letter for Professional Hunter and Master Hunting Guides to conduct a hunt
- Appointment letter (if you are registering for the first time)
- Copy of NTB Certificate
- Copy of MET Certificate of the previous year's registration.

Please ensure you provide fully completed applications forms and all supporting documents. Submissions applied via our office will be double checked, to avoid unnecessary delays due to missing information.

If at any time you need a copy of the various application forms, please contact the office.

PDN, PH and Bowhunting Exams

The following MET Examination dates have been released:

PH RE-EXAMINATION:
Date:     24 April 2018
Time:     09h00
Venue:   MET Head Office – Training boardroom
(Cnr Robert Mugabe & Dr Kenneth Kaunda Street)

PDN Course:
Date:     22-23 August 2018
Venue:  Eagle Rock Professional Hunting Academy
Please contact Volker Grellmann (081 124 4848)

Bow Hunting Course:
Date:     02-05 November 2018
Examination to be held on 06 November 2018.
Venues to be confirmed.

Hunting Professional Examination 2018:
Date:    28 November 2018
Venue to be confirmed.

Announcement: Hunting Season

13 February 2018

The attached media release was provided by MET for the new 2018 Hunting season.
Please click here to read the full release.

State of the Nation address by His Excellency President Hage Geingob

13 February 2018

Today, I am in front of you to deliver my penultimate State of the Nation Address, as the third President of the Republic of Namibia. It also marks the mid-term point since the launch of the Harambee Prosperity Plan on 06 April 2016.

As enjoined by the Constitution in Article 32(2), the State of the Nation Address accords opportunity to the Head of State to account to the nation on how far we have come as a people. This Address will account on the implementation status of national developmental programmes for the period under review, and inform priorities for the year ahead against the thematic pillars of:
- Effective Governance and Service Delivery
- Economic advancement
- Social progression
- Infrastructure Development
- International Relations and Cooperation
[Read more]

Carte Blanche: Cash before Conservation

The King of the jungle has been losing its habitat over the past decades and you are more likely to see lions, especially cubs, in cages or fenced enclosures than ever before. But what is the fate of the thousands of lions being bred in captivity around South Africa?

Please note that this story contains some graphic images and may disturb sensitive viewers.

https://carteblanche.dstv.com/cash-before-conservation/

Amended Constitution & Membership Applications

Click on the link below to find a copy of the amended Constitution as per NAPHA AGM 2017.
Amendments were also made to membership categories at the 2017 AGM. New membership application forms are included below.

2018 Constitution.
2017 Membership Application Form.

Missing leopard information

This map shows the current known distribution of leopard acrossNamibia based on the available data. Assist us in updating it to be as accurate as possible.
Do you live in areas indicated by the red boxes? Do you have leopard and other carnivores on your farm?
If so, it is vital that we hear from you, as currently, we have limited or no records for your area! We know you live and farm alongside carnivores, so please get in touch and share your information by:

1. Completing the questionnaire.
2. Sending photos of leopards and other carnivores on your farm.
Complete the questionnaire and stand a chance to WIN one of five Minox Binoculars

We have pairs of MINOX Binoculars up for grabs! All you have to do is take part in the survey. 
 
Download the questionnaire and return to Dr. Louisa Richmond-Coggan at louisa@lrcwildlifeconservation.com before 18h00 on 15 May 2018 to qualify!
 
This survey is being conducted as part of a wider study that aims to determine the presence and absence of carnivores across a range of land uses, with specific emphasis on leopard. The project objectives are to establish the distribution and pressures on the leopard population across Namibia.
Your assistance in completing this survey is critical.

Your answers will remain anonymous and entirely confidential.
 
The National Leopard Census Project is critically important to conservation hunting in Namibia.

Terms and Conditions: 
1. The information submitted will be handled with absolute confidentiality.
2. Questionnaires can be submitted until 18h00 on 15 May 2018.

3. Drawing will be conducted by Dr. Richmond-Coggan after every 50th entry.
4. The decision of Dr.
 Richmond-Coggan is final.

HuntiNamibia 2019 - 2oth Anniversary Edition

Secure your space in this prestigious 20th anniversary edition.
Anyone wishing to share a story, an article or advertise in the upcoming 20th edition of the HuntiNamibia, please contact Rieth van Schalkwyk (rieth@venture.com.na).

Desert Air Support


Desert Air is a fully licensed air charter company which operates strictly according to the regulations of Namibia's Civil Aviation Authority. Our selection of single- and multi-engine aircraft are maintained according to international safety standards and are piloted by highly qualified and experienced commercial pilots. Desert Air offers professional services for general air charters, be it only for a couple of hours, day trips or even lengthy excursions.

Founder and managing director Thys Rall started his flying career in 1975 and now has close to 8000 hours of flying experience throughout Africa. Desert Air was founded in 1996 and today prides itself on a solid position in a very competitive tourism and charter market.

In 2017, we secured a sponsorship from Desert Air, after they generously offered to support our annual VIP Trip for our major overseas sponsors and supporters, by flying them to Wolwedans Dunes Lodge in the NamibRand Reserve free of charge. Partner and pilot Wilfried Slaney has been a NAPHA member for a number of years.

Thank you for your generous support and we look forward to our continued partnership.
Okambara Elephant Lodge sucht ab sofort deutschsprachigen Jagdführer oder Berufsjäger in fester Anstellung.

Lebenslauf (CV) mit Bild an: okambara@iway.na

C. Schmitt
081 467 6448

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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