WARNING: Bogus National Park Hunt in Zimbabwe

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  1. Mike70560

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    From Martin Pieters:

    Been receiving emails about a possible bogus hunt in Hwange National park, please be advised as to date there are NO ration/management/control hunts in the Zimbabwe national parks, please be warned:

    Hunts are being offered by: Allison Smith, alsafari@yoafrica.com
    PH in question: Lorrie Van Aasvagen
    Area: Sinamatella camp, Hwange

    Regards

    Martin Pieters
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    martin@bulembisafaris.co.zw
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    Thanks Mike,

    I just wish the guy would realize that there is no PAC hunts for elephant to sell leggally and that untill the management quota as been set no management quota either. So the safest and cheapest to book an elephant hunt now would be a tuskless cow! Or wait for end of year specials on quota or the management quota.
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    Thank for posting the info Mike!

    All I can say is that I feel sorry for the poor guy’s in Zim who live there and are going to have to pick up the pieces afterwards?:)

    Best Regards
    Louis van Bergen
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    Louis and Frederik, are these types of hunts relatively new or has this kind of thing been going on for a while? Just seems like alot of QUESTIONABLE hunts are being offered these days. I have only been in contact with about 6-7 PH's in the last 10 yrs getting ready for my first hunt to Africa, and this is really all new to me. I have heard that you need to check references, because there are crooks but these Pac hunts seem to be more revealed lately. Scott.
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    If you are planning to hunt Zimbabwe there are a couple of ways to check.

    Asking on this forum will give you a good idea if the operator is legitimate. I feel clients are better informed and more information is shared now than ever before. Remember not every operator will please every client, however the bad or illegal operators are easily revealed.

    Another way is to to contact Sally at SOAZ soaz@mweb.co.zw to see if the operator and PH are licensed to operate in Zimbabwe. If the are not licensed to hunt in Zim the hunt will be illegal.

    As of today there are no hunts that can be legally offered in Zim national parks.

    Below is the most current available list of licensed PH's in Zimbabwe. I will repost as it is updated.

    No. NAME YOI
    1 W.G.R. (Bill) Bedford 1992
    2 Adrian Swales 1992
    3 David Mpungu 1992
    4 Derek Adams 1994
    5 Dean Adams 1996
    6 Steve A. Alexander 1987
    7 Donald D. Heath 2000
    8 Tamalge G. Alexander 1987
    9 Angelo Angelous 1991
    10 Andrew Hunter 1987
    11 Sylvan T. Wachenuka 1992
    12 Steven. Attwell 1983
    13 Toreq C. Balance 1986
    14 Garr R. Baldwin 1981
    15 Scott Bailey 2000
    16 Andrew J.B. Atkinson 1989
    17 Sebastian Audin 1991
    18 Harrie Bennie DECEASED
    19 Paul Bennie 1988
    20 K. R. Batholomew 1996
    21 Peter Barnard 1997
    22 A. Baxendale 1998
    23 Wilfred Baleni 1996
    24 P.N Baker 1990
    25 Brian Bird 1989
    26 Jane Bettenay 1989
    27 Johan A. Bezuidenhout 2000
    28 Pieter H. Bezuidenhout 1996
    29 John D. Bennett 1999
    30 Clive S. Bradford 1993
    31 David M. Bramford 1990
    32 Steven G. Brewer 2001
    33 Richard B. Brebner 1998
    34 Carl B. Bradford DECEASED
    35 David H. Brain 1993
    36 Colin Bristow 1990
    37 Russ w.r. Broom 1998
    38 Michael A. Bunce 1999
    39 Henrick Bruder 1980
    40 Mich Bunce Snr 1987
    41 Gregory Butler 1986
    42 Mark Butcher 1987
    43 Christopher Burton 2002
    44 Dennis Burke 1980
    45 Carl Carinus 1988
    46 John Carinus 1998
    47 Douglas Campbell 1987
    48 Sam Cawood 1982
    49 Ivan Carter 2000
    50 Douglas Ian Carlisle 1994
    51 Sten Cedergren 1980
    52 Alister G. Chambers 1985
    53 Magocha Chauke 1989
    54 James Buzz Charlton 1995
    55 James F. Chance 1994
    56 Charidza Charidza 1992
    57 Last Chavaruka 1999
    58 Claudio Chiarelli 1989
    59 Lloyd Chikukwa 1996
    60 Joe Chitambwe 1992
    61 Christopher Chitsa 1993
    62 Jafter Chikinanha 1994
    63 Wayne B. Clark 1997
    64 R. Clifford 1988
    65 T. Chimedza 1997
    66 Walter SPIKE Classen 2001
    67 Philip Ryan Cliffe 2003
    68 Robert Codrington 2000
    69 Craig Coid 1994
    70 Brendon Coaton 1986
    71 William Cloete 1996
    72 Andreis (Clem) Coetsee DECEASED
    73 Nicolaas Coetze 1997
    74 Mike Coulson 2002
    75 Anton Coetzee 1999
    76 Donavon E. Collen 1995
    77 Richard Cooke 1996
    78 Gordon Cormack 1980
    79 Edward Cumming 1987
    80 Lawence B. Cumming 1988
    81 Ben Coulson 2000
    82 Anthony H. Crick 1997
    83 Arthur P. Curtis 1984
    84 Andrew R. Dawson 1996
    85 Alec Eric Dangare 1998
    86 Alan T. Davies 1987
    87 William M. DeBeer 1986
    88 Hermanus (Buck) De Vries 1981
    89 Thys De Vries 1991
    90 Dale Desfountain 2002
    91 Patrick Dewil 1993
    92 Hermanus A. De Vries 1993
    93 Magara Dirapenga 1991
    94 Niel Duckworth 1997
    95 Barrie J. Duckworth 1980
    96 Garry Duckworth 2000
    97 Kevin A. Du Boil 1994
    98 J. Dugamore 1982
    99 Robert G. Dupreez 1996
    100 Garry Douglas 1992
    101 Dirk Du Plooy 1991
    102 Leon Du Plessis 1998
    103 Daniel Dango 1993
    104 Thulani Dube 1998
    105 Nixon Dzingai 1994
    106 V. Enslin 1999
    107 Alan D. Ellliot 1971
    108 Stephen F.C. Edwards 1988
    109 Mark Element 1986
    110 George Enslin 1994
    111 Terry Fenn 1996
    112 Peter W. Fick 1988
    113 Thomas William Everett 1986
    114 Alister Gavin Ford 1984
    115 A.S.K. Esson 1981
    116 R.H.W. Fynn 1980
    117 Christopher H. Ferreira 1989
    118 Mike Fynn 1981
    119 G.V. Purcell-Gilpin 1981
    120 Ian Gibson 1987
    121 David John Gifford 1982
    122 Albert Fritz 2003
    123 Peter W. Garvin 1987
    124 Paul M. Frodsham 1998
    125 Corris Ferreira 1992
    126 Alistair B. Fletcher 1999
    127 John Greef 1999
    128 Christopher John Gough 1987
    129 Nicholas A. Greef 2000
    130 John Graham Stevens 1980
    131 Ian Gloss 1992
    132 Wayne Michael Grant 1986
    133 Sean David Grant 1998
    134 Paul Stephanus (steve) Grobler 1980
    135 Stephen Paul Grobler 1974
    136 Charl Grobbelaar 1989
    137 Angus R. Guthrie 1996
    138 Scott Guthrie 1991
    139 Cecil John Hales 1996
    140 George Hartley 1988
    141 David Goosen 1996
    142 Maja Hama 1993
    143 Graham Hall 1981
    144 George Hallamore 2001
    145 Garry Hopkins 1993
    146 Brent N. Hein 1995
    147 Kelvin J. Hein 1981
    148 Geoffry Higgs 1988
    149 Graham Peter Hingestone 1990
    150 Clive Lesley Holden 1982
    151 Richard A. N. Harland 1962
    152 Peter Hougard 1985
    153 Mark William Houghton 1996
    154 Rex F.S. Hoets 1999
    155 Jonathan Hulme 1993
    156 Douglas G. Hidden 2003
    157 Alistair John Hull 1984
    158 Howard W. Hunter 2002
    159 Craig L. Hunt 1986
    160 Horst H. Isselbacher DECEASED
    161 Winston Wayne Jardine 1993
    162 Charles M.A. Jenkinson 1996
    163 Brian Johnson 1992
    164 Graeme E. Jones 1998
    165 Ryan H.C. Johnson 1999
    166 Peter Johnstone 1975
    167 Ross A. Johnston 1995
    168 Derrison Katenaire 2002
    169 Shepherd Katsidzira 1996
    170 Alexander Kirkman 1996
    171 Ken King 1982
    172 Pierre Joubert 1995
    173 D.A. Joubert 1980
    174 Bryn Jolliffe 1994
    175 Peter A. A. Johnson 1986
    176 Robert Kerr 1989
    177 Scott Kendall 2002
    178 Andrew Jan Ferreira 1987
    179 Dean S. Kendall 1994
    180 Richard Kay 1999
    181 Douglas J. Kok 1989
    182 Andrew John Kockott 1981
    183 James Koch 1989
    184 Lance Nesbit 1996
    185 Rusty Labuschagne 1987
    186 Paul Kruger 1982
    187 Thierry Labat 2003
    188 Kevin (Blondie) Leathem 1989
    189 T.B. Landrey 1982
    190 Trevor Lane 1982
    191 Kim Landrey 1982
    192 T.J. Lamprecht 1999
    193 Jim Levenderis 1992
    194 Owen Lewis 1981
    195 Rowan P. Lewis 1996
    196 Anthony Moore 1981
    197 F. Muchenje 1999
    198 Fredereck C. Muller 1990
    199 Frikkie C. Muller 1998
    200 Louis Muller 1998
    201 Rory Muil 1993
    202 Baike Muil 1999
    203 Cive M. Lennox 1985
    204 Brent Lees May 2001
    205 Adrian Langley 2001
    206 William F. Lemon 1998
    207 Niel Ross Lindsay 1992
    208 Derek Littleton 1988
    209 Derek Lindsay 1999
    210 Robert Lurie 2003
    211 Roy Ludick 2003
    212 James C Mackie 1989
    213 Adrian Read 1990
    214 F.T.Madawo 2003
    215 Alistair John MacDonald 1996
    216 Cuan B. McGeorge 1993
    217 I.A. Cameron Mackintosh 1992
    218 Charles Magner 1993
    219 Obert Mafuka 1991
    220 Marius Maertens 2000
    221 John Marira 1994
    222 K. Manyangadze 1996
    223 Rob Martin 1980
    224 Reginald Masenga 1994
    225 Jedias Moyo 1997
    226 W.A. Masukume 1997
    227 Darren P. Maughan 1996
    228 Robert Matonhodze 1997
    229 Jeremah Matsika 1999
    230 Nevan Lees May 2001
    231 Kevin Thomas 1993
    232 Carl James Mason 1999
    233 L. Zaks Moyo 1987
    234 Francis J.C. McCourt 1989
    235 Kirk Mason 1991
    236 Claude Meredith 2003
    237 Garry McKenzie 1988
    238 Jannie P.S. Meyer 1982
    239 Lovemore Mungwashu 1991
    240 Michael G. Michelson 1993
    241 William Mills 1994
    242 Mathew Hulley-Millar 2003
    243 William F. MacDonald 1997
    244 Cyril Meredith 1992
    245 Daryl Meredith 1993
    246 Steven G. Meyer 2002
    247 Martiens J. Naude 1983
    248 Robert Murray 1988
    249 Bradley Fouche 2004
    250 Tapera Mushonga 1988
    251 D.F.P. Muranda 1993
    252 Richard A.R. Bedford 1975
    253 Rapheal Ndlouvu 2001
    254 Mukhulekelwa Ndlouvu 2002
    255 Eddie Mark Naude 2001
    256 Honest Ndlouvu 2001
    257 Eleckson Ndlouvu 1999
    258 Nick Murray 1994
    259 Victor Ncube 1997
    260 Bruce Nethersole 1991
    261 Hilton Nichols 1982
    262 Rolf Niemerer 1994
    263 Sean Nicole 2002
    264 Andre Nel 1993
    265 Charles Ndlouvu 2001
    266 Dennis Nyakane 1998
    267 Don Nichols 1999
    268 Collin Nott 1993
    269 steven nicholas Boshof 2004
    270 Anthony Philip Nicholson 1991
    271 John Northcote 1981
    272 Elliot Nobulla 1994
    273 Thomas P. Orford 1980
    274 Hans Otto 1986
    275 Philip K. Palmer 1986
    276 Phillip Oosthuysen 1997
    277 Finnian T. O'Donoghue 1996
    278 Ivan Ncube 1996
    279 Kevin Oldrive 1996
    280 Christopher O'Neil 1992
    281 Albert Paradzai 1993
    282 Robert Park 1995
    283 Murray Osborne 1997
    284 Robert Oostindien 1992
    285 Craig Parsons 1999
    286 Richard Pascal 1993
    287 Mike N. Payne 2002
    288 Martin Peters 1995
    289 Ashley Pearson 1999
    290 Charles L.S Pearce 1989
    291 Frank Potts 1993
    292 John Richard Peek 1992
    293 Nicholas Polenakis 1997
    294 Manfred Petchl 1984
    295 Deon Pistorius 2003
    296 Nico Pretorius 1984
    297 Paul Ridgewell 1999
    298 Godfery Charles Ridley 1994
    299 Terry Roach 1989
    300 Don Price 1980
    301 Gavin Rabinovitch 1978
    302 Gordon Putteril 1991
    303 Douglas Reynolds 1991
    304 Philip D. Reed 1991
    305 Craig Robinson 2000
    306 J.J.H. Robinson 1986
    307 Kevin Robertson 1996
    308 Graham W. Robertson 1994
    309 Dudley Rogers 1986
    310 Simon Rodger 1990
    311 John Rosenfels 1980
    312 James Rosenfels 2003
    313 Peter Ruck 1980
    314 Gary Rosenfels 1999
    315 Antony Rosenfels 2001
    316 Ian Rutledge 1989
    317 Stanley Ruswa 1994
    318 Gavin Rorke 1990
    319 Glynn Peter Rorke 1992
    320 William H. Schultz 1993
    321 Andrew H. Schultz 1992
    322 Michael S. Scott 1994
    323 John Sharp 1984
    324 Robin Shattock 1980
    325 Alfred Samanyada 1998
    326 P.D. Seymour-Smith 1979
    327 Peter Shore 1999
    328 Robert Small 1980
    329 M Rukuni 1998
    330 Foster Siyawarewa 1989
    331 Alan Shearing 2000
    332 Stephen Smythe 1999
    333 Henry R. Smythe 1995
    334 Jairos Shumba 1988
    335 Headman Sibanda 1994
    336 Alan Sparrow 1987
    337 Gerald Snyman 1997
    338 A. Paul Smith 2003
    339 Michael Smith 1993
    340 Justin Seymore-Smith 1983
    341 John Stanton 1995
    342 Lindon E. Stanton 1989
    343 Charles Stanton 1986
    344 Gideon Steffen 1984
    345 Clive Stockil 1979
    346 Rob M. Stirling 1996
    347 Barry G. Style 1997
    348 Meniziwa Sibanda 1996
    349 Robbert Style 1986
    350 Robert Swift 1981
    351 Sean Steyn DECEASED
    352 Alec Strauss 1984
    353 Russel Tarr 1993
    354 Jonathan Taylor 1989
    355 Glen Tatham 2001
    356 D. Mike Taylor 2003
    357 Steve Taylor 1992
    358 Leonard Taylor 1995
    359 Piers E. Taylor 1976
    360 Richard B. Taylor 1996
    361 Nigel Theisen 1985
    362 F. Andre Thaler 2002
    363 Garth Thompson 1983
    364 Andrea Trivella 1999
    365 Raymond Townsend 1992
    366 Rodon Tourle 1997
    367 Ishumael Tshabala 2002
    368 M Amin Turk 2002
    369 Wayne van den Bergh 1996
    370 Lawence van Aswegen 1999
    371 Andre van Eeden 1997
    372 Peter van den Bergh 1979
    373 Ronald van Heerden 1988
    374 Abraham van Aarde 1998
    375 Louis Van der Merwe 1990
    376 Collen van der Linden 1993
    377 Ian van Heerden 1980
    378 Jannes (hans) van der Heiden 1989
    379 Carl van der Riet 1997
    380 Brian van Blerk 1999
    381 Zayne van der Merwe 2003
    382 Malcom van der Riet 1990
    383 Craig van der Heiden 1999
    384 Leon Varley 1982
    385 Abraham van Wyk 1987
    386 Con Van Wyk 1987
    387 Lovemore Chiwara 2008
    388 Nyamutora Isaiac 2006
    389 Mike Vickery 1980
    390 Rupert van der Riet DECEASED
    391 Pierre van Wyk 1991
    392 Guy Venter 1994
    393 Allan Vincent 1995
    394 John Walker 1986
    395 Kieth Vincent 1989
    396 Bruce Watson 1999
    397 Roy Vincent 1986
    398 Christopher Walker 1994
    399 Colin Wenham 2001
    400 Thomas Warth 1980
    401 Paul Webb-Martin 1985
    402 C.J.D. Walker 1997
    403 James Whittal 1980
    404 Dave Willis 1998
    405 Jonathan (joe) Wells 2003
    406 Andrew Martin Webb 1989
    407 Barry Wolhuter 1997
    408 Jonathan Wright 1988
    409 Kent Douglas Yeatman 1998
    410 Collan Welensky 1991
    411 Michael Woolford 1999
    412 Lloyd Yeatman 1995
    413 Ronald Yeatman 1990
    414 Ernie van Staden 2003
    415 Andrew Wilkinson 1981
    416 Steven Zvinongoza 1991
    417 Lou Hallamore 1980
    418 Clive Halamore 1999
    419 W. Williamson 1998
    420 Gordon Duncan 2003
    421 Guy Whittali 2003
    422 N.C. Ncube 1999
    423 William Kaulback 1990
    424 S. Madhuku 1999
    425 Darren Ellerman 2004
    426 Jonathan A Cadd 1994
    427 Evans Makanza 1999
    428 Norman Crooks 1996
    429 Stewart Cranswick 1994
    430 B.F. Chauke 1994
    431 Peter Wood 1999
    432 Myles Edward McCallum 1999
    433 Peter Wadlow 1993
    434 Calvin Danobrega 2002
    435 Paul Zorn 1997
    436 Ray Makwehe 1994
    437 Kevin Higgins 2003
    438 John H. Moore 1993
    439 Andre Eesterhuizen 2004
    440 Tembani Zulu 2004
    441 David N Winhall 1990
    442 Ian Rutledge 1992
    443 Stuart Taylor 2004
    444 Garry Koen 1984
    445 Thomas Gwatidzo 1995
    446 Rod Evans
    447 George Parkin 1988
    448 Frederick van der Sande 1984
    449 Dennis Paul 1984
    450 Temba Chimanga 1996
    451 Wayne Edwards DECEASED
    452 Lovemore Makoni 1997
    453 Theo Bronkhorst 2004
    454 Clifton Sparrow 1990
    455 Tim Ellerment 1996
    456 Harry Greaves 1992
    457 Barry van Heerden 1989
    458 A.J. van Heerden 1989
    459 Alan M. Moodie 2004
    460 Brian Burt 2000
    461 Enock Mkwebu 2004
    462 Henry Ndlovu 1997
    463 Andrew Smith 2004
    464 Travis Palmer 2004
    465 Glen Stockill 2004
    466 Rayn Milwood 2004
    467 Franchesco Janoha 2004
    468 Jannie Meyer 2004
    469 Hendrick Prinsloo 2005
    470 Richard Tabor 2005
    471 Esterhuizen Andre 2005
    472 Nyararai Bhanhire 2006
    473 David V/d Westhuizen 2005
    474 James Mackenzie 2005
    475 Steve Barrie 2005
    476 Dan Weller 2005
    477 Bruce Cronje 2005
    478 John Zvinashe 2005
    479 Dirk Fourie 2005
    480 Timothy Schultz 2005
    481 Niel Davies 2005
    482 Kevin Louw 2005
    483 Heath Jardine 2005
    484 Mathew Stanton 2005
    485 Watson Tshipa 2005
    486 Ben Kotze 2005
    487 Klodias Hove 2005
    488 Steven Baipai 2005
    489 Jerome Tyrrell Smythe 1998
    490 Richard Vickery 2006
    491 Michael M.Vallaro 2006
    492 Richad Leif Swemmer 2006
    493 Jacobus J.J.Vandermerwe 2006
    494 Warren Thorne 2006
    495 Jacobus J.Botha 2006
    496 Quinn Kloppers 2006
    497 Kevin Baisely 2006
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    Hi Scotty

    I would have to say that the PAC hunting and red tape has been around for quite some time, as Mike pointed out the internet is making it really tough for these scam hunts and that is truly a good thing.

    Because of the world economy it is tougher to sell hunts so you will see a lot of these fly by night operations advertising hunts that are either illegal or on the verge of being illegal, unfortunately there are always certain costs associated to a hunt and the Outfitter cannot get around them, the bottom line is if it sounds to be too good to be true it usually is.

    This is my personal opinion but if you are looking at hunting in Zim make sure that you book with a reputable outfit this will usually be one of the local Zim Outfits. I know that if I was to hunt Zim, Martin Pieter’s would be on my list of guy’s to contact?

    Scotty always ask for a list of references this is very important!

    Best Regards
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    HUNTING ZIMBABWE - IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL HUNTING CLIENTS

    HUNTING ZIMBABWE - IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL HUNTING CLIENTS

    In order to avoid fraudulent hunting activities in Zimbabwe, please ensure that the following documentation is provided at the commencement of your hunt.


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    Stamped and Completed Hunting Return Form - TR2 (Application for Hunting NP/CITES (Click on images to enlarge)
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    Valid Zimbabwean Professional Hunters License (Click on images to enlarge)
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    Professional guides and professional hunters are required to have a valid license and be registered with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA). The full license is issued on a plastic identity card which includes the photograph of the holder, license number, date of issue, year for which the license is valid for and a stamped along with a signature from the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA). Those still in the training process carry paper licenses.


    Should you have any enquiries, please contact the following:
    Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe
    18 Walter Hill Avenue
    Eastlea - Harare - Zimbabwe
    Email soaz@mweb.co.zw
    Telephone 263 - 4 - 702402
    Fax 263 - 4 - 705046

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    Safaris Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ)
    Safaris Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ) is an organization with members that range from touring, photographic excursions to hunting safaris operators. Click here to visit SOAZ web site for more information regarding basic hunting laws and regulations and more.

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    Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA)

    A hunt must be organized and carried out by a safari operator that is registered and licensed with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA). Safari operator are obliged by law to employ a licensed professional guide or professional hunter to accompany hunting clients into the bush. To visit Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority web site click here.

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    All operators in Zimbabwe must be registered and licensed with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to be legal. Operators are responsible for obtaining the permits and supplying the necessary services such as camp accommodation, catering, trackers, skinners, vehicles and a Zimbabwe licensed and registered professional guide or professional hunter. To visit Zimbabwe Ministry of Environment and Tourism web site click here.
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    Hi All

    A few quick points. I understand that Martin Pieters is currently busy updating the PH list as there are a number of fully qualified PHs that do not appear on the list and in addition, there are a couple that have died, left the country etc etc. In addition the list reflects qualified PHs but not necessarily PHs who are still hunting etc. I am sure Martin will post the finalised list as soon as it is completed. I can tell you that this is a huge task.

    On the Subject of PAC hunts, No outfitter/operator/PH can offer a PAC hunt legally. Sadly there are several unscrupulous people out there who continue to do so. It should be remembered that participation in such hunts is illegal and could land you in hot water with the authorities. Also give a thought to the honest legitimate people in this industry who lose ground every year to those who continue to break the law.

    Finally, my recomendation is to Hunt in a country with a PH/outfitter from that country. That way you can check their credentials with the Hunting association from their respective countries.
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    Although this is an older article it illustrates how misconception and a failure to communicate programs causes issues.
    http://www.lind.org.zw/dagaboys/newsletter-archive/June2009.pdf

    Quote from above noted link.

    Following the report circulated on the 6th October, National Parks (Dr. M.Z. Mtsambiwa) issued the following statement ―Elephant Conservation In Zimbabwe Introduction Elephant conservation remains one of Zimbabwe's main success stories. Of late due to reason beyond our comprehension this conservation initiative is under spotlight with varied opinions being expressed. This is manifesting itself in form of various misconceptions about the state of elephant conservation in Zimbabwe, including accusations of staff involvement in poaching.
    The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority therefore wishes to set the record straight by informing our valued stakeholders of the elephant management programmes on the ground to hopefully stop all the misinformation that is doing the rounds.
    Elephant Population Status The current national population is about 100,000 with an average growth rate of 5% and of this Hwange National Park and its environs alone hold about 50,000 while Mid-Zambezi Valley, Sebungwe and the South East Lowveld hold 30,000, 15,000 and 5,000 respectively. These figures are based on aerial surveys undertaken jointly by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Utilization: non consumptive and consumptive There are two programmes for the sustainable utilization of elephants in the country : (i) non-consumptive (photographic, elephant rides) and (ii) consumptive (trophy hunting and management off-take). Consumptive utilization is all based on an approved quota with the exception of problem animal control which is responsive to rogue animals whose numbers annually cannot be predicted. There is also a deliberate policy to carry out these programmes i.e. consumptive and non consumptive, in isolation of each other recognizing the different clientele ethics involved. Trophy hunting which annually utilises 500 animals that are declared to CITES each year as 1000 tusks to allow for exportation of trophies takes place in designated places as follows: ï½· State hunting safari areas 145 animals ï½· Private land mainly conservancies 115 animals ï½· CAMPFIRE in communal areas 210 animals and ï½· Forestry areas 30 animals No trophy hunting takes place in National Parks which include Hwange, Gonarezhou, Chizarira, Mana Pools, Matusadona, Kazuma Pan, Zambezi where elephants are found.
    The management off take, unlike trophy hunting, takes place in any protected area where elephants occur including the national parks stated above and involves both trophy and non trophy animals but the trophies are not for export in any way. The ivory from such an initiative ends up in central ivory stores at the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority Head Quarters properly recorded with a distinct serial number, area of origin, cause and date of mortality and size (length and weight). In order not to change the population structure (age and sex) management off takes are not selective such that trophy animals are also taken but as stated above their ivory is not for export in its raw form. It is sold on the domestic market through regular auctions to registered ivory manufacturers in line with 1997 CITES COP 10 Resolution which allowed Zimbabwe to engage in highly controlled domestic ivory trade.
    Management off takes are for ecological reasons to manage surplus animals since elephants at very high densities as is our situation have a high propensity to destroy the very habitat that is the basis for their survival. As they destroy the habitat they also pose serious loss of other biodiversity.
    At the moment in Zimbabwe the management off take is utilised for training, staff rations, support for state and other functions, sale to crocodile farmers and where possible live sales for restocking. Meat is also sold cheaply or given freely to communities to supplement their protein requirements.
    The management off take involves an approved quota country wide of 1000 animals representing approximately 1% of the population as compared to the 5% annual growth rate stated above. This implies that this off take has no effect whatsoever on the elephant population. Moreover over the years we have never harvested even half of the approved quota.
    In April 2007 prior to CITES COP 14 in The Hague SADC Ministers responsible for Wildlife Management approved the Southern Africa Elephant Management Strategy which recognises culling as one of the main tools for effective population control. However, in the event that the Authority needs to undertake culling, all the political, ecological and other considerations including thorough stakeholder consultations would have been met.
    At the moment and in preparation for a possible requirement to control elephant population through culling the Authority has embarked on a training exercise for its staff thorough engaging some experienced professional hunters using part of this management quota. This training involves hunting, recovery and processing of elephant products and gathering of scientific data.
    However it appears that this training process has not gone down very well with some of our stakeholders resulting in the perception that trophy hunting for commercial purposes is taking place in National Parks. Furthermore accusations of rampart poaching or complicity in poaching by staff have also arisen resulting in staff frustration and low morale.
    In response the Authority has deemed it fit to suspend this programme with immediate effect to allow for reviewing of lessons leant in line with adaptive management principles which guide the Authority. (My under lining) It is important to state that this programme has to go on as rations for and training of staff has to be undertaken if we are to meet our conservation goals. The Authority has also to supply meat to other stakeholders as stated above.
    We invite all stakeholders with information on poaching by staff or complicity in poaching to provide such information to the office of the Director General to facilitate any investigations where necessary.
    It is our sincere hope that this statement will enlighten our valued stakeholders and help correct the perceptions about this programme. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information regarding the programme.
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    Good article. To those who have not been to Hwange NP recently I can only say that the managment quota must be very low as the destruction to the flora was considerable. And this was only what I could observe from the roads. There was no place that we visited that we did not see elephant and would go as far as to say that the only other animal we saw in similar numbers was Impala. Also keep in mind that I only traveled around 600km in the park.

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