CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
Because the trade in wild animals and plants crosses borders between countries, the effort to regulate it requires international cooperation to safeguard certain species from over-exploitation. CITES was conceived in the spirit of such cooperation. Today, it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 30,000 species of animals and plants, whether they are traded as live specimens, fur coats or dried herbs.
CITES is an international agreement to which States (countries) adhere voluntarily. States that have agreed to be bound by the Convention (‘joined’ CITES) are known as Parties. Although CITES is legally binding on the Parties – in other words they have to implement the Convention – it does not take the place of national laws. Rather it provides a framework to be respected by each Party, which has to adopt its own domestic legislation to ensure that CITES is implemented at the national level.
Although malaria has mostly been eradicated in most parts of South Africa, please be aware of the malaria belt. This extends from Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia and some parts of South Africa. Please speak to your General Practitioner, and advise them on your travel arrangements before departing on your trip for the necessary precautions to avoid contracting malaria on your trip.
With the legendary Kruger National Park right on our doorstep, why not add this activity to your package? Spend some time in the National Park, which spans over 2 million hectares with an unrivalled diversity of fauna and flora to see, as well as wildlife in their natural habitat. The Park has historical and archaeological sites to complete your “real African experience”.
Time to relax and unwind. Why not book a day at the spa to smooth over the edges? We have some great spas within the various areas we hunt (limited to certain countries and areas). Simply send us an email to add a booking to your hunting package.
Why not add a few days onto your hunting package to enjoy the incredible deep sea/game fishing Africa has to offer? Keen to get your line wet? Simply send us an email to enquire about adding this activity to your hunting package.
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