At the “Jagd und Hund 2015” convention in Dortmund, Germany, the Erongo Verzeichnis for African game animals for the first time awarded certificates to various wilderness hunting areas.
This certificate is awarded to hunting areas that comply with the principles of the Erongo Verzeichnis. Important to note is that not hunting safari operators but simply hunting areas receive these certificates. Through this, hunters can be assured that in a specific area hunting is conducted in accordance with Erongo Verzeichnis principles.
We from the Erongo Verzeichnis want to emphasise the importance of open, natural hunting grounds and to change the views of the public eye. We also want to help the potential hunter who wants to hunt according to Erongo Verzeichnis principles, to easily recognise hunting areas through this certificate.
The Erongo Verzeichnis Principles are:
Game animals within the natural, historical habitat of the specific species
In an area, where the game animals are able to elude the pursuits of the hunter beyond the boundaries of such an area
In an area where at least one of the five large African beasts of prey occurs (Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, African Wild Dog and Spotted Hyena) and evidently regulates the game populations in the specific area
It is the goal of the Erongo Verzeichnis to ensure the sustainability of hunting game animals. Only trophies can be entered into the Verzeichnis, whose carriers were fully mature and hence were able to take part in the reproduction of a healthy population; very old trophy animals will be revalued by a multiplier.
Hunting operators who are interested in the Erongo Verzeichnis certificate for their hunting grounds, can download the application form here.