By Barbara Crown, Editor-in-Chief
Last month we told you about the Operators and Professional Hunting Associations of Africa (OPHAA). While attending the OPHAA (www.ophasa.org
) meeting at the SCI convention in Las Vegas, Editor-in-Chief Barbara Crown learned about various issues of which hunters should be informed or simply reminded. Here's a quick overview: Ethiopia:
The IUCN is downlisting the mountain nyala from endangered to vulnerable, a hunting conservation success story. Also, proposed license fee increases have been postponed at least one year. Mozambique:
New regulations are giving wildlife laws teeth. Wildlife crimes are no longer a misdemeanor, and 1,500 community police officers (all former military) now have arresting powers and can carry firearms. These law enforcement officers are provided to safari operators to combat poaching....