30 May 2018

"WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP STOP ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME?

Here are a few things that you can do to assist:

  • Familiarise yourself with your environmental rights and responsibilities;
  • Tell your friends and family about environmental crime and why it should be stopped;
  • If you suspect that an environmental crime is taking place, report it to relevant authorities (such the relevant national, provincial or local government department, the South African Police Service orcall the Environmental Crimes and Incidents Hotline on 0800 205 205);"*

*Download the Environmental Crime Booklet below and find out more what environmental crime is and how you can help stop it.

Enviromental Crime

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An Adobe Acrobat file Environmental Crime booklet 461.67 KB 2018-05-30

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11 April 2018

A modest token of humanity and kindness by hunters in the Overberg area to assist the drought-stricken community of Sutherland, Northern Cape, escalated to a generous 480 tonnes of animal feed within weeks. To date, Sutherland’s farmers received food and other supplies to the value of R1,04 million from the hunting community.

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27 March 2018

‘n Beskeie welwillendheidsgebaar van ‘n paar sakke mielies vir boere in die droogtegeteisterde Sutherland in die Noord-Kaap, het binne weke gegroei tot 480 ton voorraad om die ergste droogte in 'n lang tyd in hierdie streek te verlig. Tot dusver, word die totale waarde van die droogtebystand op R1,04 miljoen bereken, nadat die gemeenskap in die Overbergdistrik hul harte en beursies oopgemaak het.

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08 March 2018

 

The Working Wild Program is an initiative of SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association to advance conservation initiatives of its more than 70 branches across South Africa through partnerships with like-minded organisations and conservation programs.  As conservation is a key objective of the organisation since its inception in 1949, members already participate as volunteers in a variety of conservation initiatives such as:

  • habitat restoration (e.g. alien invasive clearing and re-introductions)
  • conserving threatened habitats and species (e.g. ground hornbill, black footed cat, oribi, etc. – we have more than a thousand ranchers)
  • anti-poaching (e.g. donated more than R300K in the fight against rhino poaching  and many man hours in driving patrols and clearing snares)
  • research (e.g. collection of genetic samples and several citizen science projects)
  • re-introductions (e.g. cheetah on Rietvlei dam NR and Ou Volk)
  • biomonitoring programs (e.g. bird ringing)
  • awareness raising (e.g. arranging talks and outreach activities)
  • support to reputable rehabilitation facilities (e.g. volunteer work)

Through partnerships with SA Hunters and its branches, the numerous successful conservation initiatives by reputable conservation organisations in South Africa, can improve project and conservation impact, whilst also contributing in building the conservation culture within branches. Through participation in the Working Wild Program, partner organisations have access to our more than 40 000 members spread over the length and breadth of the country, that can assist with data collection, citizen science projects, operational presence over fast areas, transport and  communication networks, whilst also having an opportunity to raise awareness through structured  engagements of the branches.

For more information, please contact the Manager Conservation of SA Hunters at:lizanne@sahunt.co.za.

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01 March 2017

During 2016, SA Hunters participated in the government-led Biodiversity Economy Lab that formed part of the results-driven Phakisa (hurry-up) programme aimed at addressing poverty, unemployment and inequality through accelerated economic growth. Three focus areas received attention, namely Marine and Coastal Tourism, Bioprospecting, and the Wildlife Economy. This report focuses on the wildlife economy that contributed approximate 3% to the national GDP, growing annually by an average of 9,3% from 2008 to 2014, which is much higher than the meagre 1,8% per annum for the general economy during the same period. This demonstrates that wildlife and the hunting sector as one of the largest contributors to the wildlife economy, can contribute substantially to socio-economic development in the country.

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05 October 2016

Lood is ‘n swaar metaal wat in die natuur voorkom in lae konsentrasies en wat geen voordeel inhou vir die menslike liggaam nie. Inteendeel, verhoogde loodbloedvlakke kan lei tot ernstige afwykings in terme van die senuwee-, spysverterings- en voortplantingstelsel en dit affekteer ook sommige organe direk, veral die urienweg en niere. Loodbloedvlakke van 3 µg/dL (mikrogram lood per desiliter bloed) of 0.000003g/100ml, word as normaal beskou in die algemene volwasse bevolking, met 10 µg/dL wat gesien word as kommerwekkend en permanente gesondheidskade wat plaasvind by 80 µg/dL). Die gepaardgaande gesondheidsrisiko’s vir die mens is veral sterk by, kinders, swanger vroue en vroue wat beplan om kinders te hê, en hierdie is ook die mees kwesbare groepe. Loodbloedvlakke bo 5 µg/dL word reeds as kommerwekkend hoog beskou.

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17 February 2016

Dit is algemeen bekend dat Brandsiekte onder diere soos wildsbokke en vee voorkom. In die wolbedryf is brandsiekte ‘n ernstige en aanmeldbare siekte waarvoor boere op die uitkyk moet wees en betyds skape moet behandel om enstige ekonomiese skade te voorkom. Dit is egter grootliks onbekend of roofdiere ook brandsiekte kan opdoen en is daar al in die Karoo en Limpopo rooijakkalse met brandsiekte waargeneem.
 

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04 August 2015

Wildstropery, oftewel onwettige jag, is een van vele uitdagings waarmee wildboere daagliks te doen kry. Hoewel die stroop van Suid-Afrika se renosterbevolking wêreldwyd opslae maak weens die geweldige impak wat dit op die voortbestaan van hierdie bedreigde spesies het, loop baie  ander wildspesies ook deur onder stropers.

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27 May 2015

 

 

 

 

Predation Management Forum Newslettters

The Predation Management Forum aims to provide guidelines and advice to producers to manage predation in the most humane and environmentally sustainable manner, i.e. guide producers to integrated management. Producers are in fact not harming wildlife, but managing them. Read more at http://www.pmfsa.co.za/

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07 May 2015

Jagters en natuurliefhebbers van die Springs-omgewing in Gauteng, het onlangs ses gevlekte ooruile, tien skilpaaie en twee blouvalkies op ’n wildplaas in die Cullinan-distrik in die natuur hervestig. Dit maak deel uit van ‘n omvattende bewaringsprojek waarmee die Springbok-tak van die Suid-Afrikaanse Jagters- en Wildbewaringsvereniging (SAJWV) al sedert 2010 besig is.

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