To promote and protect the interests of sport
hunting in Africa by members, and others, and by promoting
conservation, providing aid for those suffering from the
endemic diseases of Africa, by promoting hunter safety, and
promoting hunting according to our Code of Ethics of hunting big
game within the concepts of "fair chase".
African Professional Hunters Association's concern for the continuation
of big game hunting and the conservation of game all over the
continent inevitably makes close liaison with the relevant
government authorities essential. The APHA members assist
the authorities to ensure that the game laws of the country are
African Professional Hunters Association maintains such ties with
non-governmental organizations that make realistic contributions
to the conservation of game and its ecosystem.
It is of the utmost importance that the good
relationship between the members of the African Professional
Hunters Association and their
clients is maintained. When requested, the APHA will work
for the resolution of disputes between members and their
It is expected of members that they will outfit
and operate all their safaris to the best of their ability and
to the best of the resources available to them, thus ensuring
the satisfaction of their clients.
African Professional Hunters Association in no manner replaces, neither does
it replicate, any of the functions of each country's
Professional Hunters' Association. We work in co-operation with
each of these organizations to ensure the continuation of big
game hunting in Africa. Within such co-operation is the exchange of
information on undesirable persons who pose as professional hunters.