Partners & Associates
East African Professional Hunter's Association (EAPHA)
The East African Professional Hunter's Association (EAPHA) was an organization of
East African white hunters founded in Nairobi, Kenya in 1934. Their motto was
‘nec timor nec temeritas’ - "neither fear nor foolhardiness". During its existence it
was able to accomplish much to conserve East African wildlife and become perhaps
one of the most respected societies in the world of its kind. The Association was
disbanded in 1977 when Kenya outlawed all big game hunting - “In Kenya, wildlife
numbers have declined by 68% in the 40-year period from 1977 to 2016 both outside
and inside protected areas.”1
Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA)
The fundamental purpose of NAPHA is to enhance and maintain, by effective
management, an organizational infrastructure that can serve professional hunting
members, clients and other interest groups. Our intent is to ensure and promote
ethical conduct, sustainable utilization of natural resources, and to secure the
industry for current and future generations.
Tanzania Professional Hunters Association (TPHA)
Tanzania Hunting Operators Association (TAHOA)
In the 1966, after each of the East African countries achieved independence
the Tanzanian Wildlife Division called for the formation of the Tanzanian Professional
Hunters Association (TPHA). On the 28th of April 1966 the TPHA was established and
worked independently of the EAPHA, which continued with its mandate in Kenya and
Uganda. Its members have attained necessary levels of competence, skill and ethics
required for the responsibility of a professional hunter. The TPHA and TAHOA stands
together with pride, and not only distance itself, but stand-up against those who
threaten the profession and wildlife with unethical and unprofessional conduct.
Robin Hurt Wildlife Foundation (Tanzania)
The Robin Hurt Wildlife Foundation is a non-profit organisation that
Has been at the forefront of conservation and community based natural
resource management in Tanzania since the early 1990’s. The foundation
believed that wildlife and its habitat can only be conserved by involving
the local people, and from this involvement give them a direct benefit from
the wildlife among which they live.
Custodians of Wilderness: Tanzania
Association of Mozambique Hunting Safari Operators (AMOS)
AMOS supports the conservation and ecologically sustainable development
and use of natural resources, for the benefit of current and future generations,
through the promotion of sustainable and ethical hunting. The protection and
the conservation of a species-rich and healthy wild fauna, and securing their
livelihoods while respecting the local customs, traditions and culture; and the
promotion of environmental, natural and animal welfare and the maintenance
and improvement of the existing natural habitats.
Zimbabwe Professional Hunters & Guides Association (ZPHGA)
This is an association dedicated to the perusal of ethical, sportsmanlike principles
and to promote sustainable wildlife utilisation for the benefit of wildlife conservation,
the people of Zimbabwe and those who visit Zimbabwe. We aim to maintain the
highest standards of professionalism amongst our members, and are committed
to the training and education of future hunters and guides in the industry in Zimbabwe.
Operators’ & Professional Hunters’ Associations of Africa (OPHAA)
The mission of OPHAA is to promote legal and ethical fair-chase sustainable
hunting in Africa through communication, unity, community support, and
cooperation between nationally recognized African hunting associations by
means of a code of conduct that is strictly adhered to by each association and
their members in their representative country.
Big Life Foundation (BLF)
Big Life’s mission is to protect and sustain the wildlife and habitats of the more than
1.6 million acres in the greater Amboseli ecosystem, including one of the largest
populations of elephants remaining in East Africa. It is the first organization in
East Africa to achieve coordinated cross-border operations between Kenya and
Tanzania. Big Life’s conservation effort focuses on collaborating closely with local
communities, partner NGOs, national parks, and government agencies. This
collaborative approach is at the heart of Big Life’s philosophy “envisioning a world
in which conservation supports the people and people support conservation.”
The African Billfish Foundation (CFT)
The African Billfish Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the
conservation and research of the Billfish species in the Indian Ocean. It
coordinates and promotes the conservation of Billfishes primarily in the
Western Indian Ocean. Alongside the tagging programme the ABF runs a tag
recovery and education programme, educating local artisanal fishermen and
school children about the programme and the species of interest as well as the
concept of conservation. The ABF and its programmes are funded by donations.
Dallas Safari Club (DSC)
Dallas Safari is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters
from around the world. Through its Foundation, it funds conservation grants annually:
elephant and lion projects in Africa, desert bighorn sheep restoration in North America,
and various anti-poaching projects.
Sybarite Sporting is proud to be a member of and support the following wildlife hunting conservation organisations:
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT)
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is a leading UK charity conducting
conservation science to enhance the British countryside for public benefit.
For over 80 years the GWCT has been researching and developing game
and wildlife management techniques. The Trust uses research to provide
training and advice on how best to improve the biodiversity of the countryside.
The Heather Trust
The Heather Trust is a charity registered in Scotland but operating across Great Britain.
It was originally set up in the 1980s to reconcile grouse and sheep farming interests
on moorland at a time when the benefits for both species of an integrated approach
were not as well understood as they are today. The Trust now seeks to promote the
value of the increasingly rare heather moorland habitat, and to reconcile economic,
social and environmental interests in moorland management.
The Moorland Association
The Moorland Association objective is to encourage the conservation of heather
moorland in England and Wales for everyone to enjoy by conserving and promoting:
red grouse and their habitat, ecology and natural beauty, farming best practice,
awareness of the importance of the moors, and the impact of the moors on the local
The Country Food Trust (CFT)
The Country Food Trust was established in July 2015 with the aim of utilising the
abundance of high quality game available in the UK in order to help those in need.
The charity is funded by individuals, companies, shoots, trusts and other charitable
British Game Alliance (BGA)
The British Game Alliance is the official marketing board for the UK game industry.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we work to promote the value of all feathered game
to the public whilst exploring new markets at home and overseas.
Association of Deer Management Groups (ADMG)
The ADMG is a group of Deer Management Groups, that are run by landholding
representatives within a particular Group area. The collaborative activities of a Group
include the carrying out of a coordinated count of all the deer in the area annually
providing a basis for assessing the cull required to meet the combined objectives of
members and to ensure that the deer are managed sustainably and within the carrying
capacity of their range, taking account of the presence of other domestic stock and wild
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African Wildlife Hunting & Conservation
1 Ogutu, Joseph Dr. (2016) Extreme Wildlife Declines and Concurrent Increase in Livestock Numbers
in Kenya: What Are the Causes? [Published: September 27, 2016, Dr. Joseph Ogutu is the Senior
Statistician at the University of Hohenheim]