Leopard & Cheetah Hunting - Moratorium Extended Beyond February 2010

Below is a letter from the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) regarding Leopard and Cheetah Trophy hunting in 2010.


Dear NAPHA,

Kindly be informed that the Ministry of Environment and Tourism will extend the moratorium on the hunting of cheetah and leopards beyond February 2010. The moratorium will only be withdrawn once the new regulations have been gazetted. We are uncertain as to when that will be, but the Ministry of Justice is already working on the regulations.

Warm regards,

Louisa Mupetami
Director: Scientific Services
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Private Bag 13306
Windhoek
Namibia