The Scientific Authority has advised the Department of Environmental Affairs that evidence suggests that the trophy hunting of leopard in South Africa is contributing to local leopard population declines. As a result, there will be no trophy hunting of leopard in South Africa during 2016.
Welcome to SA Leopard Hunting. The purpose of this website is to offer scientists, hunting outfitters, and members of the public the opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest provincial and national regulations pertaining to the conservation and utilisation of leopard across South Africa. The South African Department of Environmental Affairs and the South African National Biodiversity Institute have partnered with scientists and the hunting industry to spearhead an adaptive and science-based regulatory system aimed at improving sustainability of leopard trophy hunting. To stay up-to-date with the changes occurring at the provincial and national level, we urge everyone to subscribe to the SA Leopard Hunting mailing list below.