“Zero quota a huge mistake” Professional Hunters SA

2018-05-09T13:59:38+02:00January 20th, 2017|

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release “ZERO QUOTA A HUGE MISTAKE” - PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS SA PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) today said they are “profoundly disappointed” in the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) decision to extend the zero quota for the hunting of leopard to 2017. The zero quota has been in place since January 2016. “To the best of our knowledge, there is currently no reliable scientific evidence to substantiate the zero quota for the second consecutive year,” says Tharia Unwin, chief executive officer, PHASA. DEA’s statistics for 2015 show a legal offtake of [...]