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Namibia’s Minister of Tourism Highlights the Need to Balance Conservation with Community Welfare                        

Speaking at the 21st African Wildlife Consultative Forum in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, Pohamba Shifeta expressed concern over the global trend of restricting hunting and emphasized the importance of addressing this issue and developing mechanisms to counter the ongoing onslaught against hunting. Shifeta said that wildlife conservation is a vital economic activity in many African countries and highlighted how well-developed wildlife industries contribute significantly to job creation, and rural and national economies, directly benefiting local communities.