Affiliates Forums & Memberships

 

Affiliates, Forums & Memberships

PHASA is affiliated, either through membership or otherwise, to the following hunting and conservation organisations:

AGRED –    African Gamebird Research, Education and Development Trust
BWMA –    Botswana Wildlife Management Association
Conservation Force
DSC –         Dallas Safari Club
ECGMA –    Eastern Cape Game Management Association
Houston Safari Club
IPHA –        International Professional Hunters’ Association
Krieghoff
NAPHA –    Namibia Professional Hunting Association
PHAZ –    Professional Hunters Association of Zambia
SAGA –    South African Gun Owners Association
SAWC –    Southern African Wildlife College
SCI –        Safari Club International
SSHA –    Sub-Saharan Houndsmen Association
TASA –    Taxidermy Association of South Africa
WSF –        Wild Sheep Foundation
WWF –    World Wide Fund for Nature
ZPHGA –    Zimbabwe Professional Hunters & Guides Association

PHASA is a member of SATSA (the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association) and TBCSA (the Tourism Business Council of SA). Through TBCSA we meet with other tourism-based organisations and government (at the highest levels) at least three times a year to discuss tourism-related issues.
PHASA serves on the following Forums:

AWCF (the African Wildlife Consultative Forum) where government officials and representatives from professional hunting associations from various African countries discuss common wildlife conservation, management and policy issues.

The Hunters Forum, made up of hunting associations accredited in terms of the Firearms Control Act, serves as a caucus to identify and discuss issues to be taken to the Hunters/SAPS Consultative Forum where the associations meet with representatives from the Central Firearms Registry of the SAPS. All firearms-related issues are discussed and addressed at this forum. These forums meet four times per year.

HAWASA Forum (Hunting and Wildlife Associations of SA) consists of representatives of various sectors in the wildlife industry, including wildlife ranching, local hunting and professional hunting sectors. It serves as a caucus to prepare for the Wildlife Forum.

The Wildlife Forum is hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs and is made up of representatives from the wildlife industry, provincial nature conservation authorities and the national Department of Environmental Affairs. It has no decision-making powers, but proposals made at the forum are taken to government’s Working Group 1 for implementation. Various draft sets of provincial and national legislation have gone through this forum in recent years.

The IPPHC (Interprovincial Professional Hunters Committee) meets four times a year. Here PHASA, the professional hunting school directors and representatives from provincial nature conservation authorities and the national department meet to discuss issues regarding professional hunter training and the hunting industry in general.

PHASA is a member of the SABS SA National Standard Forum on Responsible Tourism and the Limpopo Tourism Forum.

PHASA serves on provincial nature conservation forums in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Western Cape and Northern Cape.

PHASA is a member of the Western Cape Wildlife Forum that investigates human/wildlife conflict and predator management on farms. PHASA also serves on the Damage Control Animal Forum.

PHASA is a member of the Rhino Management Group established by the Minister of Environmental Affairs.