Partners & Associates
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 economy.
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 organisations.
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 herbivores.
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African Wildlife Hunting & Conservation
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 (ABF)
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 organisation, 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.
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]