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Fishing and hunting without a license.

08-12-2015

The use of nets with "undersize" mesh sizes, for example using mosquito netting in our northern rivers pose a severe thread to the biodiversity within our river ecosystems, and as per the law in Namibia, these acts are also illegal. Regarding fishing, in Namibia a licence is required, and when hunting on commercial farm land during the hunting season is allowed, people other than the lando
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Prohibited use of machine guns, poison, explosives, snare traps, nets and pitfall traps.

08-12-2015

Here we should be careful of not intruding onto the rights of certain of the Namibian hunter gatherer peoples, who according to their cultural ethics make use of snares and homemade poison to be able to survive in their subsistence lifestyle
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Traditional hunting

08-12-2015

In Namibia, hunter gatherers still make use of various methods for hunting purposes, which under normal circumstances, and from a western civilization based point of view, might be illegal, and un-ethical. However, these groups do this as part of their tradition and these activities are quite ethical in their culture. Snaring and the use of poisoned arrows by San and peoples in the Kavango are
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Intelligence Support against Poaching ISAP NEWS 7

08-12-2015

The most serious impact of poaching will be felt in our specially protected game species. The killing of rhino has been well documented, also the increased illegal killing of elephants, whether desert adapted or not, is potentially impacting on the biodiversity in our various ecosystems. However, it should not be forgotten that killing of wild lion, for the use of bones and other body parts in
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Intelligence Support against Poaching ISAP NEWS 8

08-12-2015

As we are active within Namibia, ISAP will concentrate on the laws and regulations of the Republic of Namibia, which are currently in place to “protect renewable natural resources including the illegal harvest of wildlife with the intention of possessing, transporting, consuming or selling it and using its body parts”.
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Intelligence Support against Poaching ISAP NEWS 1

07-12-2015

1. IntroductionThe facebook forum “Intelligence Support against Poaching” has been initiated by Mr. Fritz Kaufmann, following the recent discovery of increased illegal hunting activities in the north western Conservancies of Namibia. The killing of specially protected wildlife such as several black rhino Diceros bicornis has been thoroughly discussed in local, international and socia
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Rationale

07-12-2015

We are operating within the legal framework of the Republic of Namibia. As such, we are not authorized to engage in any anti-poaching activities physically, but as citizens of the country, we can support law enforcement agencies, and we can insist on investigations being done properly, according to the law.As we are operating within Namibia, with the Republic’s laws and regulations in
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snake Safety Tips!

20-08-2015

Spring is around the corner which means snakes will start to move again. I feel this is the perfect time to give some advice on basic snake safety. This will include the following: How to keep your yard snake free. What to do incase you encounter a snake. Avoiding snakebite. Basic first aid. So starting of with with "snake proofing" There are N
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Directorate of Forestry, Updated List of protected tress.

13-08-2015

PROTECTED PLANT SPECIES(Sections 22/Regulation 13)List of protected species:Species name Common names (English) Reasons to be protectedAcacia erioloba E. Mey. Camel-thorn EU1 (Heavily utilized by humans andanimals - medicinal, cash crop, unsustainableharvesting of fuel wood for export)slow growth rate, cultural value,economic value, ES (keystone species)Acaci
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IUCN Red List

01-07-2015

Threatened:Acinonyx jubatus (Cheetah)Aepyceros melampus petersi (Black-faced Impala)Breviceps macrops (Desert Rain Frog)Circus maurus (Black Harrier)Diceros bicornis (Black Rhinoceros)Equus zebra (Mountain or Hartmann's Zebra)Falco naumanni (Lesser Ke
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Pangolin Rescue

21-06-2015

On 19 June 2015 ISAP received information from a member of the public regarding 3 guys who wanted to sell a pangolin. We responded immediately and soon set up a sting operation with city police and PRU. We met the 2 sellers at an undisclosed location, but we noticed there were only two guys and non of them had the pangolin in their possession. The two undercover officials arrested t
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Protected Plants

11-06-2015

APPENDIX 5: PROTECTED TAXAAPOCYNACEAEAustralluma peschii (Nel) PlowesP Brachystelma gymnopodum (Schltr.) BruynsP Brachystelma mafekingense N.E.Br.PCeropegia carnosa E.Mey.P Ceropegia crassifolia Schltr.PCeropegia dinteri Schltr.PCeropegia filiformis (Burch.) Schltr.PCeropegia floribunda N.E.Br.PCeropegia lugardiae N.E.Br.P
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Specially Protected and Protected Game

09-06-2015

Specially Protected Game Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra hartmanne)Giraffe ( Giraffa camelloparddalis )Klipspringer ( Oreotragus oreotragus )Rhinoceros ( Diceros bicornis )Impala ( Aepyceros melampus )Hippopotamus ( Hippopotamus amphibious )Black faced Impala ( Aepyceros petersi )White Rhinoceros ( Ceratotherium simun )
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Directorate of Forestry, list of protected trees

08-06-2015

DIRECTORATE OF FORESTRYLIST OF PROTECTED TREES (LYS VAN BESKERMDE BOME) Scientific Name Common Name Scientific Name Common Name Acacia erioloba Camelthorn, Kameeldoring boom Maerua schinzii
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The onslaught

20-01-2015

Africa's black rhinos (were) reduced from roughly 65 000 in the late1960's to just 15 000 in 1980. (Julian Rademeyer 2012, Killing for Profit, p19)"In 1981 Zambia in it's National Parks, particularly in the Luangwa Valley, had an estimated 3 000 black rhino. Six years later, there were fewer than 100." (Rademeyer, 2012)"In 1983, Zambian poachers were venturing .... into
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Snake prevention tips!!!

19-01-2015

How to keep your yard snake free.Unfortunately there is no effective snake repellent.The best way to keep your yard snake free is by keeping it clean! Keep the grass short in and around your yard. There should not be any garden refuse laying around such as loos bricks, rock piles wood piles and building materials as this provides an excellent hiding pla
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Snake bite!!!

18-01-2015

Emergency Contact for Swakopmund Paramedics: 081 348 9052 Snake Envenomation 1. Calm the patient and yourself down 2. Keep patient as still as possible. (Infants keep still in parents arms better) 3. Expose the wound and wipe away any excess venom us
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Etosha park regulations .

16-01-2015

Rules and Regulations Guests must report to reception on arrivalAccommodation is available from 12:00pm and must be vacated by 10:00amWhen on game drives, remain in your vehicle at all timesObey all the traffic signs in the parkOnly persons with a valid driver’s licence are permitted to drive in the parkNo wildlife or plants may be
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