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NAPHA Newsletter, 23 November 2018
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In this edition

23 November 2018

1. NAPHA AGM
2. Annual Return Submissions
3. Approval of Marketing Material
4. Filming in Namibia
5. Import Regulations
6. Ban of Plastic Bags within National Parks
7. Classifieds

AGM

26 November 2018: 
18h30 pre-AGM Dinner at Joe's Beerhouse.
Shuttle is available from Safari Hotels. Please notify the office if interested.
 
27 November 2018:
The Annual General Meeting registration and breakfast starts at 06h30.
The open session starts at 07h30.

The Gala Dinner Event is fully booked.
Guests are welcomed as from 18h30. The Gala will start officially at 19h00.
Download Auction Catalogue.

28 November 2018:
First Aid Refresher Course starts at 08h30 until 12h00.

Amended Agenda:
An amended agenda for the open session can be downloaded here.
Hard copies will be provided to attendees at the AGM.

MET Annual Return

The Annual Return - Trophy Hunting has to be submitted to MET by 30 November 2018. Should you still have hunting clients by this date, an extension is applicable until 5 December.

Any late submissions carry a penalty of N$2,000.00

Download Annual Return here

Approval of Marketing Materials

As per Section 106 (2) of the Nature Conservation Ordinance 4 of 1975 Regulations, 'No advertisement, brochure or pamphlet in which or through which the hunting of game or wild animals for the purpose of trophies is advertised shall be printed or distributed before it has been approved in writing by the Director.'
 
The approval process should take approximately 2 weeks, unless more information is requested by the Honorable Minister. 
Once approved, the brochure / website print-out will receive an “Approved” stamp.

NAPHA members may make use of the Office for this service by completing this document and forwarding their marketing material to the office, who will then submit at MET for approval.

Filming in Namibia

All applicants that intend to film or take professional Photographs in Namibia are required to adhere to the following procedures:

Permission to film in Namibia

All Production companies film or photograph for commercial use are requested to complete a Filming Permit Application Form which can be downloaded from the NFC website: www.nfc.na
[Read More] 

NAPHA members are requested to inform the Office prior to the commencement of any filming projects.

Import Regulations

Section 49 of the Nature Conservation Ordinance of 1975 (4 of 1975), as amended by Nature Conservation Amendment Act of 2017 (3 of 2017) has empowered the Minister to place a prohibition on the import into Namibia or the export from Namibia any species of live game or wild animal.

In line with that provision, the Minister is considering to place a prohibition on import of the following large carnivores and certain wild animals into Namibia:

1. Species indigenous to Namibia occur commonly and there is thus no need to import any animals and thereby risk bringing diseases or different races into the country. Not mixing different races would contribute towards Biodiversity conservation
Lion; Leopard; Cheetah; Crocodile (captive bred); Duiker; Eland; Elephant; Giraffe; Wild Dog; Hartebeest; Kudu; Oryx; Ostrich; Springbok and Steenbok.

2. Species that never occurred in Namibia and     currently only occur at very low numbers and their import should not be allowed for conservation reasons, as Cape bushbuck, for example, prevent us from establishing the Chobe bushbuck, from the Zambezi, on commercial farmland. Similar the introduction of colour variations, as a result of mutations, pose a risk of genetic contamination and should thus not be allowed.
Bontebok; Bushbuck; Mountain Reedbuck, all colour varieties 

3. Sub-species endemic or near endemic to Namibia, they are currently not allowed for export as well
Black-faced Impala; Hartmann’s Zebra; Damara Dik-dik.

4. Specimens of species which are considered to be alien invasive or potentially alien invasive:
All mammals, reptiles and birds ( except captive-bred budgerigar ‘budgies’, cockatiels and parakeets, ostriches kept in fenced-off areas) which are not indigenous to Namibia; All aquatic vertebrates or invertebrates, which pose known threat to any river or drainage system or associated biodiversity.

5. These kind of imports pose risks such as transmission of exotic diseases, genetic pollution, public danger in the case of predators, and should as a rule not be allowed unless there is a definite conservation advantage, like reintroduction of species which are threatened with extinction or have become extinct in Namibia.
All felids of captive-bred or wild origin; All exotic primates of captive-bred or wild origin; All exotic reptiles of captive bred or wild origin; All wild animals considered to pose disease risk to indigenous species by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry.

6. Specimens of species which are considered to pose a risk of genetic pollution for indigenous wild animals:
Any specimen from a recognized ecotype or subspecies not represented in Namibia but represented by another recognized ecotype or subspecies as an indigenous form; any specimen from recognized ecotype or subspecies represented in Namibia for release within or near the distribution area of another recognized ecotype or subspecies present in Namibia; and any specimen or species represented in Namibia but of unknown origin.

Kindly forward your input to vaino.shigwedha@met.gov.na;iifo.fillemon@met.gov.na by 11 December 2018. 
 
Thank you.
 
BY MANAGEMENT

Ban of plastic bags within National Parks

Source: Facebook (Ministry of Environment and Tourism)

On Thursday, 22 November, the Honorable Minister officially inforced the ban of plastic bags within a Game Park or Nature Reserve:

"I wish to inform the nation and our visitors that plastic bags are banned in our protected areas (National Parks) with immediate effect.

Legislation (Nature Conservation Ordinance of 1975) was amended in April 2017 to include a new provision that no person shall enter a game park or nature reserve with a plastic bag.

I urge the travel and tourism sector which includes tour operators and the Namibia Tourism Board to inform and educate their clients or customers on this new restriction.

This ban is specific to plastic carrier bags commonly used for shopping as the amendment makes exceptions to plastics which:

1. Are designed to be used for the disposal of waste;

2. Are designed for agricultural purposes;

3. Are used for sampling or analysis;

4. Constitute, or form an integral part of, the packaging in which goods are sealed prior to sale in the local market or for export; or

5. Are transparent resealable bags.

A person who contravenes this ban is liable to a fine not exceeding N$500 or to imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or to both such a fine and such imprisonment.

The Ministry will step up efforts to enforce this ban over the coming months. Namibia’s game parks and nature reserves are areas of outstanding natural and ecological value that are managed to protect their ecological integrity and for the long term conservation of nature."

Hi, I am Miklas, and I am looking for a job as a (hunting) helper, for board, lodging and some hunting opportunities, on a game lodge in Namibia for 3 months – from the middle of March until the middle of June 2019.
In the middle of 2019 I will become the owner of a German longhaired pointer puppy. It will not be easy to travel long-distance with a young dog, for this reason I want to realize this dream before that time.

About me:
I go fishing since I was 8, shooting since I was 12, and I own a german hunting license since 2013 . At the moment, I train to become a clay shooting coach.
I have a technical education as electrician and possess manual skills and love to cook or barbecue.
40 years young, I speak German and English and am self-employed for the last 18 years.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Please contact:
Miklas Klinger, miklas.klinger@gmx.de

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
Christel Zeilinger, Administrative Assistant, office@napha.com.na
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