Zero Tolerance Policy for Misconduct and Ethical Violations The Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) has informed you about the circumstances that lead to the suspension of issuing leopard and cheetah trophy hunting permits in Namibia. NAPHA also informed you that we recommended to the Ministry of Environment & Tourism (MET) to impose a moratorium on the issuing of leopard and cheetah Trophy Hunting Permits for 2010 to get “our house in order” so that a just, ethical and sustainable utilization of our valuable natural resources can be warranted. In the mean time we want to assure our esteemed international clientele that we will not tolerate any misconduct by either NAPHA members or non-members that could jeopardize the future of our hunting sector. We, therefore, appeal to the international hunter, please book your Namibian hunt with a NAPHA member to have the guarantee of recourse. We also want to bring to your attention that we have accepted a policy of zero tolerance if NAMIBIAN hunting laws are transgressed. The responsibility of law-enforcement lies with our Ministry of Environment and Tourism. However, NAPHA has decided to utilize all additional means available to increase the collegial pressure to respect our NAPHA Code of Conduct, the Code of Ethical Sport Hunting for Africa and the Namibian hunting regulations. 1. We shall inform our international partner organizations like Safari Club International (SCI), Dallas Safari Club (DSC) and International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) of any misconduct. 2. Law transgressions will be publicized within our own ranks. 3. We will inform clients about illegal operations of their PH’s/outfitters. 4. We will notify other relevant authorities. 5. This could lead to the enforcement of the LACEY Act in the US, with possible severe consequences for the hunting clients themselves. 6. Regional Professional Hunters Associations will be informed about the misconduct and /or the transgression should their member be involved.