Hunting Sustainability in Namibia


Hunting concessions are a vital component of Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Namibia, the objective of which is ‘to promote activities that demonstrate that sustainably managed natural resources can result in social development and economic growth, and in suitable partnership between local communities and government’.

This successful programme has resulted in a win-win situation for both humans earning a livelihood, and conservation and sustainability. It takes into account attracting tourists and hunting in a managed and sustainable way.

All hunting resorts are under the strict supervision of the Directorate of Resource Management of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET).

Hunting fast facts

  • The trophy-hunting season for huntable game is 1 February to 30 November each year
  • Trophy hunting is allowed from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset
  • The relevant permit/s must be obtained from the MET before the hunt commences
  • A maximum of two trophies per species per hunting client per permit is allowed
  • Handguns, automatic firearms and crossbows are prohibited
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