PHASA is affiliated, either through membership or otherwise, to the following hunting and conservation organisations:
- Conservation Force
- SCI (Safari Club International)
- SCI Houston Chapter
- DSC (Dallas Safari Club)
- ABF (Ashby Bowhunting Foundation)
- SAGA (South African Gunowners’ Association)
- SATTA (South African Taxidermy & Tannery Association)
- BASA (Big Bore Association of Southern Africa)
- CHASA (Confederation of Hunters Associations of South Africa)
- ECGMA (Eastern Cape Game Management Association)
- NSHA (National Hunting and Shooting Association)
- SA Wingshooters Association
- SSHA (Sub-Saharan Houndsmen Association)
PHASA is a member of TBCSA (the Tourism Business Council of SA). Through TBCSA, we meet with other tourism-based organisations and government at the highest level, at least three times a year, to discuss tourism-related issues.
PHASA serves on the following forums:
- AWCF (the African Wildlife Consultative Forum) is a forum where government officials and representatives from professional hunting associations from various African countries discuss common wildlife conservation, management and policy issues
- The Hunters Forum, comprised of hunting associations accredited in terms of the Firearms Control Act, serves as a caucus to identify and discuss firearm related issues. This forum meets four times a year.
- The Hunters/SAPS Consultative Forum, founded in 2007, flowed from the Hunters’ Forum where the accredited hunting associations meet with representatives from the Central Firearms Registry of the SAPS. Occasionally representatives from the office of the Secretary of Police also attend. All firearm related issues are being discussed and addressed at this forum. The forum meets four times a year.
- HAWASA Forum (Hunting and Wildlife Associations of SA) is comprised of representatives of various sectors in the wildlife industry, including wildlife ranching, local hunting and professional hunting sectors. It serves as a caucus to prepare for the Wildlife Forum.
- The Wildlife Forum is hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs and is comprised of representatives from the wildlife industry, provincial nature conservation authorities and the national Department of Environmental Affairs. It has no decision-making powers, but proposals made at the forum are taken to government’s Working Group 1 for implementation. Various draft sets of provincial and national legislation have passed through this forum in recent years.
- The IPPHC (Interprovincial Professional Hunters Committee) meets four times a year. PHASA, the directors of the professional hunting schools, and representatives from provincial nature conservation authorities and the national department meet at this committee to discuss issues regarding professional hunter training and the hunting industry, in general.
- National Tourism Stakeholders Forum was established as a multi-stakeholder mechanism to monitor and report on the implementation of the National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS). It also provides a platform for engagement on pertinent issues affecting the travel and tourism industry including amongst others the performance of the sector and reflections on policy developments as well as future plans / strategies to enhance and sustain the growth of tourism in South Africa in the context of the NTSS.
- Appointment in 2019 to the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) High Level Panel for the review of existing policies and practises related to the management and handling, breeding, hunting, trade of Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhinoceros.
- Appointed to the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) National African Lion Task Team.
- As a Professional Body, PHASA takes part in the SAQA Professional Body Forum.
- PHASA is a member of the Limpopo Tourism Forum.
- PHASA serves on provincial nature conservation and wildlife forums in the Free State, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Northern Cape, North West Province and Western Cape.
- PHASA is a member of the Western Cape Wildlife Forum, which investigates human-wildlife conflict and predator management on farms.
Ashby Bowhunting Foundation and PHASA signed a MOU. We desire to advance conservation goals and benefit sportsmen and women.
Defining and establishing a recognized partnership between ABF and PHASA will allow each party to benefit by providing increased access to the unique resources of the other through collaboration.
The purpose of this MOU is to advance the shared goals of ABF and PHASA through collaboration, communication and interaction between ABF and PHASA. The establishment of a coordinated working relationship provides an opportunity to combine the power of ABF’s hunting knowledge and membership and PHASA’s mission and membership to communicate knowledge and research about hunting between the two organizations.
To this end, ABF and PHASA will work together to:
- Increase awareness to the general public about each organization.
- Share knowledge to the general public as it relates to conservation and bowhunting.
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