THE PRE SAFARI HUNTING MEETING The following were the main issues discussed.

ZAWA has been revising the Wildlife Act and Wildlife Policy the input of the Stakeholders. The new Act should be ready in April 2011

2010 Review 22 companies achieved 60% value of quota utilization 2 areas were not hunted ZAWA received $2,718,265 from licence fees $915,875 was received from concession fees ZAWA made a loss of $1,452,400 in areas which underachieved the 60% quota value utilization ZAWA has currently accumulated losses amounting to K60 Billion. ZAWA having gone through their figures and looked at expected income and expenditure, the Board and Management has come to a conclusion that the current status quo is not viable. The future of ZAWA is not a bright one under t he current status quo. The Board Acknowledge that having a clause in the current concession agreement that operate pay concession fees in instalments and only pay 1 st instalment end of February does help ZAWA meet its obligations. ZAWA has failed to pay its staff country wide because it does not have the funds. Therefore ZAWA is requesting all companies to pay 1 st instalment of concession fees by end of this week.

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2011 Season USA has allowed export of Elephant hunted trophies from 2011 onwards but this does not include trophies hunted in 2010 going backwards The Ministry of Tourism had instructed ZAWA Board to remove all Lions from the Zambia quota after a report that had indicated the decreasing number of lion population but the Board advised that it will h ave a huge negative impact if it s done at once. So the Board advised that it can be done gradually. This is what led to lion quotas being cut. ZAWA currently owes Community Resource Boards K5 Billion from their 50% share but will work at bring it up to current this year. ZAWA will get back to operators by the end of the week regarding the issue of no hunting in Chikuni area in Ban gweulu. It will engage Africa parks in talks so that safari operators can hunt in Chikuni

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2013 Concessions The new Concessions in 2013 will be issued the following conditions

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GMAs will be converted into Game Ranches. Big GMAs will be subdivided into 2 or 3 or 4 depending on the size These Game Ranches will need to be fenced. Operators can build permanent structures. The lease will be for 35 to 40 years but no t itle deed will be issued as the land will still belong to the community The Operator will pay directly the Community their fees unlike paying them through ZAWA Operators will employ their own scouts to do patrols and conserve the areas There will be no resident hunting as anyone who wants to hunt will have to go an d buy from the operators and not ZAWA ZAWA will be restructured and become only a regulator Operators that will need to breed other species not in their area s will be help to get these animals by ZAWA so they can breed them ZAWA instructed operators to come together and look at this proposal and get back to ZAWA soonest so that ZAWA can work on it and allocated these game ranches before 2012 so that the uncertainty surrounding hunting industry beyond 2012 can be put to rest. The earlier this is done the better also for companies to plan for the new changes. Photographic safaris operators will also be given full responsibility to manage the parks under long leases. Companies operating in parks will come together and manage the parks. The Board has decided to do this as the only way ZAWA will remain sustainable .

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