View PHASA's submission to the High Level Panel here The human rights of the local communities living adjacent protected areas and the rights of landholders who facilitate wildlife conservation and benefit the wildlife economy through creating wealth from wildlife must be fully recognized and protected......
MESSAGE FROM CEO OF TBCSA Mr Tshifhiwa Tshivhenga The President of the Republic, Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country will be moving to Alert Level 1, international travel will resume for both business and leisure purposes and the country’s boarders will reopen gradually and cautiously, effective 1 October 2020. This is a great triumph for our industry and is a testament of the work that has been done for the past months and achievements in collaboration with the public and private sector. Now the real hard work begins. Although this move by the government comes with a vote of confidence in [...]
Dear Sir Article by Elize Tempelhoff – Beeld – My Wêreld, 17 Sept 2020 “Creecy sê ja vir trofeejag” Disappointment is an understatement after reading the widely shared article in the Beeld – My Wêreld section, on 17 Sept by Elize Tempelhoff titled “Creecy sê ja vir trofeejag”. In particular, we are disappointed following an earlier set of correspondence with your Deon van Dyk in June of this year, where we’d questioned the editorial position of Beeld regarding the hunting and wildlife sector, also catalysed by articles you published by Elize Tempelhoff. In this exchange you took great pains to say [...]
~Courtesy of NHSA 1. The State Attorney has informed SA Hunters that the Minister of Police wants to have the interim order in the 2009 SA Hunters court case, set aside. 2. The 2009 interim court order in the SA Hunters court case ordered that all green licences would remain valid until the main court case had been heard. The main court case has over the past 11 years not been heard. That is the reason why the State Attorney has by order of the Minister of Police written the letter to SA Hunters on this matter. 3. SA Hunters have [...]
Statement by Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane – Tourism related activities under COVID-19 Risk Adjusted Level 3 and response measures 30 July 2020 Since the country entered level 3 of the Risk-Adjusted Strategy, the tourism sector also began its march towards full operation. The reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fluctuating risk of the virus spread has dictated that we pace ourselves in our efforts to reopen the sector. However, we believe that so far, one step at a time, we are walking in the right direction. The impact of the pandemic has been devastating for the sector. Many businesses are at [...]
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES Amendment to Direction relating to the Biodiversity Sector 28 July 2020 Download document here
PHASA FOUNDATION & SINGATHA CONSERVATION RESEARCH FUND PROGRESS REPORT July 2020 Introduction: PHASA Foundation and Singatha Conservation Research Fund (SingathaCRF) launched a collaborating project to “Determine leopard density on privately owned land in South Africa”. Previous reports, based on scientific evidence, from the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) indicated a declining in Leopard populations, yet more monitoring projects is needed to determine if the decline is continuing. The PHASA Foundation project was launched in the Limpopo Province, being one of the highest contributing provinces in South Africa to suitable leopard habitat. A specific monitoring [...]