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NAPHA Newsletter, 28 July 2017


1.  Zimbabwe Lion Hunting:

  • ZPHGA Statement
  • News Media gets facts wrong on Zimbabwe Lion Conservation
  • The importance of Lion Hunting in Zimbabwe

2.  Absolute Media / Peekaboo Media / Hunt Africa
3.  Warning regarding Social Media Advertising
4.  Courses
5.  Sustainable Development Awards Programme
6.  Hunters United Against Poaching Update
7.  Classifieds

ZPHGA Statement
21 July 2017
On the 30th of June 2017, a lion known by operators in Hwange National Park as “Xanda” was shot during a safari conducted by a licenced professional hunter and member of ZPHGA.
Richard Cooke is an ethical, respected member of our Association. Mr Cooke was contracted by Zimbabwe Forestry Commission as a professional hunter, in their area. The hunt was legal, with all paperwork and regulations being in order and followed in accordance with the Zimbabwe hunting laws.
These are the facts:
On the 29th of June, a Lion track was found, 12km into the Forestry concession.
Read More 


News Media Gets Facts Wrong on Zimbabwe Lion Conservation

By International Conservation Coalition (ICC)

Washington, DC, July 20
News media have reported the demise of a lion supposedly related to a lion, whom photographic safari operators in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, called Cecil. The lion in question was legally hunted in a government owned and managed forestry block.
ICC president and chairman, Tom Opre, spoke with Professional Hunter (PH) Richard Cooke yesterday while Cooke was in his safari camp. Cooke, whose client killed the lion in question, has been a licensed PH in Zimbabwe since 1996. 
Cooke and his client were licensed to hunt the Ngamo-Sikumi State Forestry block (maintained by the Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe). While in the block they located lion tracks. 
Read More 


The importance of lion hunting in Zimbabwe
by John Jackson III (Conservation Force)

Media outlets are reporting that “
Xanda,” a six-year-old African lion and the alleged “son” of “Cecil,” was recently killed in a lawful tourist hunt in northwestern Zimbabwe. The reports are inconsistent and biased. Most of all, they ignore the critical conservation role that regulated hunting plays in Zimbabwe. The facts below emphasize the importance of lion hunting as a conservation tool in Zimbabwe and other lion range states.
Read More 


Absolute Media / Peekaboo Media / Hunt Africa
A Private Investigator of IRS Investigation contacted the NAPHA Office with regard to the Absolute Media / Peekaboo Media / Hunt Africa scam. Since November 2016, we repeatedly issued warnings in this regard and now invite those members that have been scammed to contact the NAPHA Office. NAPHA members are under no obligation to make use of these services and each member that would like to participate in this investigation will accept responsibility for costing in their private capacity.
IRS Investigation is offering these services, as they are representing various members of the public that have been involved and victimized.

Warning regarding Social Media Advertising

NAPHA cautions its members to act responsibly when using social media platforms and/or forums when advertising hunts. Please keep in mind that whatever is advertised, could be used by the general public to further increase pressure on hunting.



NAPHA Courses

NAPHA would like to offer the following courses during 2017:
Skinning course:
Dates to be confirmed

Housekeeping Course:
02 - 06 October 2017 

Bow Hunting Course:
03 - 06 November 2017

Photography Course:
04 November 2017

Please contact the NAPHA Office for details
Sustainable Development Awards programme
 The below was received from Dr Chris Brown (Namibian Chamber of Environment):

The Sustainable Development Advisory Council (SDAC) and the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) jointly run a Sustainable Development Awards programme. Information on the 2017 awards are attached here and summarised below. I would encourage you to (a) nominate worthy organisations and individuals, and (b) circulate this announcement further to your networks.
The main aims of the 2017 Sustainable Development Awards are to:
·  Raise awareness of the importance of sustainable development among all Namibians,
·  Recognize and reward the outstanding contributions of organizations and individuals active in this field
·  Inspire others to contribute to the sustainable development of the nation.
This year’s categories are:
1. Private Sector Champions for Sustainable Development with sub-categories focusing on sustainability practices among start ups, Small and Medium Enterprises as well as established companies and parastatals;
2. Community level natural resource management and utilization initiatives;
3. Research and Development to reward outstanding research or innovations undertaken in the field of sustainable development;
4. Pioneering
journalism in the field of sustainable development, which will reward outstanding performance in the areas of best print media, best social media, best radio and best television; and
5. Youth Action for Sustainable Development, which focuses on youth leadership and youth initiatives in the area of sustainable development.
Entries are encouraged from all interested stakeholders and please circulate among your networks to potential candidates.

Closing date for entries is Monday, 14th August 2017.

The entry form can be downloaded here


The Marble Rhino project
We are happy to announce the ribbon has been cut.
The sculpting is now officially in progress. The occasion was opened by Danene van der Westhuyzen (NAPHA President) and well attended by various media representatives, our own Miss Namibia, Suné January, members of the public, various tourism personalities and officials from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
Local musician Elemotho provided the musical backdrop to this event.
The sculpting process can be viewed daily and is open to the public and free of charge. 
View our Facebook page (Hunters United Against Poaching) or website ( for regular updates.
We invite bidders from all corners of the earth to participate in our (online) auction, including finding a new home for the work of art coming to life.
The HUAP Trust.

Looking for a property with good bird hunting from 18–22 October 2017.
Please contact Roger: 081 124 9324 or 081 155 1155

Namibia Professional Hunting Association


PO Box: 11291

Telephone: +264 (0) 61 234455
WhatsApp: +264 (0) 81 424 9922

Tanja Dahl, Chief Executive Officer,
Nicole Schwandt, Executive Assistant,
Delin Rooinasie, Secretary,
Nikita Greyling, Administrative Assistant,
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