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NAPHA Newsletter, 6 April 2018
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V I S I T our W E B S I T E

In this edition

6 APRIL 2018

1. Hunting Concession Auction: Amended Dates
2. Decline in hunters threatens how US pays for conservation
3. Namibia Organic Association: Courses
4. 2019 DSC Convention Transport Information
5. First FACE Auction - June 2018
6. Complete the questionnaire and stand a chance to WIN Minox binoculars
7. Camera Trap photos for Leopard Census
8. Safari Club International Support
9. Condolences
10. Classifieds

Hunting Concession Auction: Amended Dates

  Republic of Namibia
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Please take note of the revised concession contract period as well as extension to the pre-registration and auction dates.
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) will hold an auction of trophy hunting concessions on State land for the period 2019 - 2022 (with the possibility for extension to 2023) on 13 April 2018, in Windhoek (the exact venue to be communicated at a later stage). Five (5) concessions will be auctioned at this event.
Concession Areas
The concession areas are located (within specified boundaries) in Mahango Core Area (part of Bwabwata National Park), Western Kavango and Mangetti National Park, Waterberg Plateau Park, Daan Viljoen and Von Bach Game Parks and the Naukluft Part of the Namib Naukluft Park.
Species included in Concessions
Species included are: buffaloes, leopard, elephant, giraffe, eland, hippopotamus, crocodile, roan and sable antelope, steenbok, kudu, oryx, lechwe, blue wildebeest, Burchell’s and Hartmann’s zebra, common impala, warthog, duiker, spotted hyaena, klipspringer, and springbok.
Pre-Registration and Registration
Registration for bidders will be restricted to Namibian registered companies in good standing, owned by or having in its employment a Namibian registered professional hunter. All interested companies are required to pre-register during the period of 19 March-11 April 2018 to qualify for the auction. Pre-registered companies will be given the draft contract and more information on concessions.

Special incentives will be offered to promote black economic empowerment in the trophy hunting industry.

For concessions including elephants and buffaloes, the professional hunter must be registered for trophy hunting of big game and employed temporarily or permanently by the bidding company.

Registration will take place from 09h00-10h30 A. M. on the auction date, and the auction will commence at 11h00 A. M.

For further enquiries please contact:

Mr Vitalis Mushongo
Phone: +264 61 284 2912
Fax: +264 61 229 936

Mr. Colgar Sikopo
Phone: +264 61 284 2518
Fax: +264 61 229 936

Ms. Elly Hamunyela
Phone: +264 61 284 2526
Fax: +264 61 229 936

Decline in hunters threatens how US pays for conservation

Tom Wrasse is at his hunting shack alone. Light pours into the small room from a window framed by antlers, harvested from the surrounding central Wisconsin woods. On the opposite wall is a collage of fading photos, showing how big the hunting parties out here used to be. "I try to keep the tradition alive", Wrasse says, looking at the photos over a cup of coffee. "But no, they've all gone their separate ways." [Read more]

Namibia Organic Association: Courses

14 & 21 April 2018

The Namibian Organic Association (NOA) invites you to attend one of two Introduction to Organic Vegetable Growing courses on Saturday, 14 April 2018 or a repeat course on Saturday, 21 April 2018.

The courses cover basic composting techniques, earthworms and using effective micro-organisms to improve your soil and plant health.

The courses will be held at Krumhuk (25 km south of Windhoek), starting at 7:30 for 8:00 am and finishing at 12:30 pm.

During the course you will be introduced to:
  • How to prepare and manage compost
  • Using effective micro-organisms to improve the soil and plant health
  • Recycling garden and kitchen waste
  • How to make an earthworm farm
  • Growing your own seedlings and planning your vegetable garden
  • Drought management practices including recycling water from your bathroom and kitchen.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in growing their own food.

The course will be a combination of theory and practicals, so please come in old clothes and be prepared to get dirty. Remember your hat and water bottle, plus notebook, pen and pencil.

The course facilitator is Manjo Krige, Co-founder and Chairperson of the NOA.  Manjo has been working in organic agriculture and growing organic herbs and vegetables for twelve years.

The course fee is N$450.00 per person, including coffee, tea and an organic lunch.

Please book by
  • 11 April 2018 for 14 April 2018
  • 18 April 2018 for 21 April 2018
by sending an e-mail to Limited space available.

2019 DSC Convention Transport Information

Thanks to everyone who has already responded to this request.
If you have NOT RESPONDED, please do so by Thursday, April 12th.
We want to do our best to put together a plan to enable everyone to exhibit at the SCI and DSC show.
  1. Will you be exhibiting at SCI, DSC or at SCI and DSC in 2019?  
  2. If you are exhibiting at both DSC and SCI, are you interested in a consolidated transport from Reno to Dallas to help ensure that your booth materials arrive on time?
  3. If yes, please provide the number of pallets/crates and the approximate weight that you anticipate shipping.  
Thank you for your assistance, we appreciate you. 
Corey Mason
Executive Director
Please submit your feedback to Terri Lewis at

First FACE Auction - June 2018

Vienna, Austria

The first FACE auction is set to take place on the last weekend in June 2018, with the aim of strengthening their financial situation and to enhance FACE's visibility among the hunting community in Europe.
Should you be interested in advertising on this prestigious platform by donating a hunt please contact the NAPHA CEO at

FACE is very proud and honored to announce that Mr Springer, owner of the distinguished auction house Springer's Erben will organise the auction in Vienna, Austria. The FACE Auction will be combined with the summer auction of Springer's Erben giving FACE the opportunity to benefit from Springer's Erben's worldwide network of extremely influential, powerful and wealthy clients.

Complete the questionnaire and stand a chance to WIN one of five Minox Binoculars

Leopard Census - Phase 2

We have 5 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 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 
Richmond-Coggan is final.

Camera Trap photos for Leopard Census

Do you have camera trap photos of these species?
Aardwolf African civet African wild cat Bat-eared fox
Black-backed jackal Black-footed cat Brown hyaena Caracal
Cheetah Honey badger Leopard Lion
Serval Side-striped jackal Spotted hyaena Wild dog

If so, you can play an important role in the national species mapping project. We need you to donate your leopard camera trap photos to the project. These photos can be taken at baited sites, non-baited sites, water points, anywhere over the last 10 years. Even the blurry ones (but can still tell the species) are useful to us.

Individual photos can be sent to Louisa at For bigger batches of images, please contact the NAPHA Office at
The email must contain the following information (farm type can be more than one):
Contact Number (mobile/landline)
Farm Name
Farm Number
Latitude and Longitude
Farm Size (ha)
Farm type (cattle/game/cattle+game/tourism/hunting)
Fencing type (cattle/short game fence/high game fence/predator-proof fence)

Safari Club International Support

Safari Club International has been one of NAPHA's biggest supporters for a number of years and we look forward to many more years of support and cooperation in our shared missions. Thank you SCI, for your continued support.
Forty years ago, there were many safari clubs across the country made up of local, unaffiliated groups of hunters. One such was Safari Club of Los Angeles, which was formed in April 1971 by forty-seven individuals. In early 1972, an out-of-towner from a similar club in Chicago attended one of the monthly Wednesday night meetings, and it was decided that the L.A. club should attempt to combine with the one in Chicago to make it an affiliated chapter. The founder of Safari Club of Los Angeles, C.J. McElroy, went to the Windy City and instituted the new chapter.

Eleven months after the formation of Safari Club of Los Angeles, on March 9, 1972, the name was changed officially to Safari Club International. SCI continued to reach out to other independent safari clubs throughout the United States in an effort to combine them into a single overall organization.

Today, interest in SCI's two primary missions has grown a worldwide network. Subsequent involvement and promotion of these missions is rooted in each of their nearly 50,000 members, supported through each of their 170 chapters found across the globe, and put into action by government representatives and personnel both nationally and internationally.

"In this way, we can encourage an appreciation for nature and wildlife so that conservation efforts remain strong, while also fighting to protect our rich hunting heritage. Big changes can be achieved through the endeavors of many who are united in a mission – the mission of Safari Club International."


Our condolences go out to the families and friends of Mr Peter Sohrada and Mr Hansi Mercker, who passed away recently. Both were founding members of NAPHA and made significant contributions to the Association and Nature Conservation in Namibia. May their families find comfort in wonderful memories.
High quality Minox equipment is available for sale at the office. Special negotiations between NAPHA and Minox affords members a chance to purchase rifle scopes, spotting scopes and binoculars at a whopping 50% discount. Get yours while stock lasts! For more information, contact the office at 061 234 455 or E-mail us
Seeking employment: Outdoor and nature lover is looking for permanent employment on a hunting/guest farm. Experienced with handling guests, organising the daily operations of the business. Preferably in the Omaruru, Outjo or Tsumeb areas.
Please contact Ulrike at

Namibia Professional Hunting Association

PO Box: 11291

Tel: +264 (0) 61 234455
WhatsApp:  +264 (0) 81 162 0977

Danene van der Westhuyzen, President,
Tanja Dahl, Chief Executive Officer,
Nicole Schwandt, Executive Assistant,
Delin Rooinasie, Secretary,
Nikita Greyling, Administrative Assistant,
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