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Canned hunting is illegal, say professional hunters

Canned hunting is illegal in South Africa and people should immediately report suspected incidences to the police or wildlife authorities, the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA) said today.

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Recognise hunting as a conservation tool

The inaugural World Wildlife Day (3rd of March) is an ideal opportunity for international conservation organisations and authorities to publicly acknowledge the role that big game hunting plays in the conservation of species and their natural habitat, the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA) said today.

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Kenya: A Contrarian View

Africa's wildlife is being loved to death. Kenya's much-praised ban on hunting, in fact, has had an impact opposite to its intent: wild animals are disappearing at an accelerating rate.

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WWF Supports China’s Ivory Destruction

The WWF issued the following statement regarding China’s destruction of ivory: The world’s biggest consumer of trafficked ivory - most of which comes from elephants illegally killed in Africa - destroyed more than 6 metric tons of seized elephant ivory today.

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Phasa Appoints New President

On 20 December 2013 the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA) announced that it has appointed Hermann Meyeridricks as its new president.

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Phasa Responds to Criticism

PHASA has been criticized by prominent hunters such as Gerhard Damm and Peter Flack for its stance on the hunting of captive bred lions.

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Tanzania Undecided on Ivory Stockpile

Tanzania is yet to decide on what exactly it should do with its own ivory stockpile.

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RSA 2013 Rhino Losses

According to statistics issued by the DEAT the rhino poaching figures are as follows:

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Black Rhino Hunt Furore

The decision by the Namibian Department of the Environment and Tourism to have a permit for the hunting of a black rhino auctioned off caused an international outcry.

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Rhino Auction – Conservation Example

“Some people have a problem with hunting, but I have to be open – people have to understand that hunting is part of our conservation programme” – the words of Namibia’s former Minister of Tourism and current Minister of Foreign Affairs, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah at the opening of the recent World Adventure Travel Summit in Namibia.

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