Dallas, TX -The Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) has become the fourth outfitter organization to name Dallas Safari Club (DSC) as its “Preferred Conservation Partner.” Each of these joint strategic alliances is meant to strengthen public appreciation for the ties between hunting, healthy habitat and abundant wildlife populations worldwide. Partners work together to reinforce the highest standards of the hunting and guiding industry, as well as to promote today’s best practices in conservation, education and hunter advocacy.
The list of DSC “Preferred Conservation Partners” now includes:
- Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA)
- Professional Hunter’s Association of South Africa (PHASA)
- Alaska Professional Hunters Association (APHA)
- Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC)
“We’re honored to be selected by NAPHA for a partnership that we feel will prove beneficial for hunters and wildlife around the world,” said Ben Carter, DSC executive director. “By combining our membership and organizational strengths, we can better uphold the integrity, ethics, stewardship and leadership that made sportsmen the first worldwide voice for conservation.”
Johannes (Janneman) Brand, president of NAPHA, said, “We value this relationship with DSC because it will help us reinforce the highest standards of professional service, ethical principles and responsible actions towards nature, wildlife and the local population.”
The NAPHA mission includes ensuring and promoting ethical conduct, sustainable utilization of natural resources, and securing the hunting industry for current and future generations. NAPHA members adhere to a code of conduct, and only members in good standing are allowed to exhibit at the DSC annual convention and expo.
DSC’s upcoming convention is Jan. 5-8, 2012, at the Dallas Convention Center. For details, visit www.biggame.org.
Carter said DSC intends to grow its “Preferred Conservation Partner” alliances in coming months. Each agreement identifies specific cross-promotional opportunities for the partners.