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Facts regarding Namibian hunting Cheetah and Leopards 2010

Old Jan 13th, 2010, 08:20 AM
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Facts regarding Namibian hunting Cheetah and Leopards 2010

Remains the same for 2010:

http://www.ovitahunting.com/e_rates.htm
http://www.namibianhuntingsafaris.co...s_game_hunting
http://www.ausafari.com/African-Hunt...-and-Fees.aspx
http://natron.net/jagd.htm EKONGO: Leopard 2010 3000US$

Just do your research properly and you will see how surkamp and duckduck try to sell their thoughts for whatever reason!

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Old Jan 13th, 2010, 11:44 PM
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Not sure why a new thread is needed, but okay.

Uhhhh, as requested, I did my own research (properly) and reached my own conclusions. It didn't take long since the hunting community and the Namibian press discusses this quite openly and there is quite a clear historical trail of stories to follow; most of which are very consistent. I am sure many of you have done so already, but just in case you haven't ....

This is not anti-hunting or anti-Namibia, although it is certianly pro neither.

1. There IS an official moratorium on issuing new cheetah and leopard hunting PERMITS in Namibia at the moment. However, there is probably still hunting going on as a lot of permits were purchased before the moratorium came into effect.
2. The moratorium will be lifted just as soon as new cheetah and leopard hunting regulations are issued.
3. The leopard moratorium was said to have started when Namibia reached its limit on exports of leopard trophies allowed under CITES fairly early in 2009. However, the reality appears to be that a huge number of leopard hunting permits had been purchased in 2008 and 2009 and in some areas whole populations of leopard and cheetah were being wiped out (this from hunting sources). Illegal hunting was also an issue.
4. Unregulated hunting operators (this from hunting soureces, so let's assume they weren't all unregulated, and call them 'unethical') were running leopard and cheetah hunts with dogs, as well as canned hunts - in some cases canned leopard hunts with dogs (a new low indeed). The canned hunts with dogs are attributed to South African operators
5. The cheetah moratorium seems to have been added (nothing I found as to why but can assume same as for leopards) and new regulations on hunting (which in case you wondered may limit the number of leopard permits to a few hundred a year... maybe less) willl cover both.
6 As soon as the new regulations are made law cheetah and leopard hunting will resume. It is possible (but nor certain) that the hunting of cheetah with dogs and other practices that do not comprise what hunters call "fair chase" will be banned. However, I stress that the level of concern in Namibia is so extreme that this is not certain.
7. Prices for hunts on web sites are likely there because permits issued before the moratorium are still valid, because the operators hope hunting can resume as soon as April, or because they are going to hunt the animals illegally.

Extract from reputable Namibian newspaper regarding the impact of the moratorium.... PH = professional hunter

Hunting Leopard in 2009 will continue as planned, provided the Outfitter or Hunting Professional has a valid permit which specifies the following: Name of client; Name of Hunting Guide or PH who will personally guide the client throughout the hunt; Valid date, and huntable species. Confronted with this fact, the old hunter just smirked. “What does it help to say on paper the season is closed when over 290 leopard permits are still active. This year’s damage will not be undone in one or two years.”

Sources are not me.... which increases it's reliability.

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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 07:18 AM
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Thanks for that nice to know that somebody else believes reality rather than prejudiced nonsense!
It is about time Fodors stopped this dissemination of falsehoods!
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 09:28 AM
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Thank you Kimburu - I take it as additional confirmation

I opened a new thread in order to get my message out and meet duckduck's demand for clarification very openly.

The number of permits provided in 2008 and 2009 - both leopard AND cheetah - were extraordinarly high though to provide trophies but still stick with a "moratorium" which isn't worth the paper on which it is written.

Also confirmed by AGA "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Artenschutz" in Germany which closely works with Cheetah Conservation Fund.

My "facts" remain not only unchamnged but confirmed!

Thank you for that and the effort you have put into that matter!

Obviously surkamp hasn't understood what you posted ;-)

In case a moderator reads this:

Please read carefully as obviously "surkamp" and "duckduck" won't get tired to convince readers of the opposite on what is going on in Nambia regarding unethical hunting.

I consider it ESSENTIAL that a forum which is particularly also dedicated to photographic safaris allows unfiltered, well researched posts - even if that does not comply with the expectations of a minority - I sincerely hope trophy hunters, or those who promote/support that bloody "sport", are in the minority here.

Thank you!

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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 06:43 AM
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I must confess that I had bever cobceuved this forum ti be dedicared to photographic, I had always thought of it as being a forum in wch many posters in particular TRAVEL AGENTS dispensed false information designed to boost thjere business.

As always SPASSVOGELL posts nonsense, there has been no missreading on my part just try to check out the Mamibian Wildlife Authority site and see if this is true or not.

Your totally prejudice shines through one can only wonder what you think of your home countries colonisation of this country?

I really do not care if people boycott Namibia as it means that less people like the divine pippa wiill be ther spoliing my holiday.
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 09:11 AM
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Cheers! Too much and quite early ;-)

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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 09:49 AM
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There's a lot more to this issue than hunting or not hunting. As a conservationist, naturalist and hunter, I can tell you that, if hunting is managed properly, it is beneficial to both wildlife numbers and sustainability. Case in point: one of only countries in the region, Kenya, has outlawed hunting for over thirty years, yet their wildlife numbers are the lowest in the region. If hunting is outlawwed, large landowners have no incentive to protect the wildlife - so an entire herd would be lost to development or farming. Kill a few, save hundreds. Try to save hundreds without huting, and you'll lose the entire herd.
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Old Jan 16th, 2010, 08:19 AM
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Watch out for the flack, most people on this forum do not think in your entirely reasoned manner!
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Old Mar 1st, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Surkamp I don't know what your intention is to mislead others but I happily add another proof for who is fooling here:

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Old Mar 1st, 2010, 02:13 PM
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http://www.huntingreport.com/mass_re...stTimeout=1000
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Old Mar 3rd, 2010, 03:10 AM
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One more fact to disclose SUHRKAMP as a lier:

http://www.holstein-namibia.com/e_wildarten.htm

Look at the TROPHY menu!!!!

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Old Mar 5th, 2010, 10:13 AM
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For all who doubt maybe Dereck and Beverly Joubert might convince them in view to the harm hunting has onto the environment:

http://www.pod702.co.za/podcast/jenn...rt20100302.mp3

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats/

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Old Mar 22nd, 2010, 09:55 AM
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http://www.huntingnamibia.de/fileadm...UR_English.pdf
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surkamp - "divine pippa"
Huh, does that mean what I think it does??

regards - tom
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Old Mar 23rd, 2010, 09:01 PM
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Hmmm, SV was very active in this thread until my post just above. Now silent. Hmm, well, leave well-enough alone and count your blessings !!!

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